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Pollution from Traffic May be Related to Risk of Diabetes

Fri, 25 Nov 2011

Those of us who live in areas which have high levels of traffic-related air pollution could be more susceptible to developing .

This is the latest finding of a Danish research study.

They discovered that those of who live in urban areas with high levels of nitrogen dioxide, a pollutant which emanates from traffic exhaust, were 4 per cent more likely to develop diabetes than those who live in neighbourhoods with cleaner air.

Healthier people appear to be at greater danger from the effects of air pollution, with the risk of becoming diabetic increasing by 10 per cent in physically active people and 12 per cent in non-smokers.

Previous research has found that people with diabetes appear to be more vulnerable to the harmful health effects of air pollution exposure than non-diabetics .

The new study contains data which shows that air pollution could contribute to the development of diabetes.

This study is a forerunner as it intimates that healthier individuals could be more susceptible to the effects of air pollution.

The data related to almost 52,000 residents of Denmark's two biggest cities.

Over a decade 3,000 plus individuals, aged 50 to 65 when the study started, were first diagnosed with as being diabetic .
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