Sunday, January 16, 2011

Study Suggests Link Between Chemicals And Diabetes, Obesity

Study Suggests Link Between Chemicals And Diabetes, Obesity

A new study suggests some some chemicals, especially the chemicals in cigarette smoke, are responsible for many cases of diabetes and obesity.

Federal researchers appointed by the National Toxicology Program said Thursday that arsenic and chemicals found in cigarette smoke, pesticides and plastic are strongly linked to diabetes and obesity.

The strongest link was between pregnant women who smoke and children who later become obese and develop type-2 diabetes.

However, the researchers stress that most cases of obesity and diabetes are caused by poor diet and lack of exercise.

Scientists already knew that chemicals in the Vietnam-era herbicide Agent Orange can cause diabetes.

The Department of Veterans Affairs last year compensated 270,000 Vietnam War veterans who developed the disease after their service.

1 comment:

Jesse said...

Just a thought, I am not finished with reading all the info noted by this page but I like what I see here. I have been there and done that so I relate to much of what is said. There is one thing missing I think. We in America have a terrible problem with the results of being dosed by AO and we and our children are paying a terrible price. There is still the matter of the country where this action took place, Vietnam. I know Viet Vets that live there now trying to help the Vietnamese that are having to live in a country that still today has levels of Agent Orange, where they live, that should require the wearing of full Hazmat gear.
Please help bring attention to this plight of a population. Their government and ours has chosen to only giving it passing interest and the facts out there are horrifying.