Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

News Date: 
February 10, 2017 :00am

Within the past four decades, the presence of diabetes has more than quadrupled in the United States. In fact, it is predicted that by the year 2050, one-third of Americans will have contracted diabetes if no preventative actions are taken. Research has recently shown that poor air quality contributes to the development of obesity and diabetes in children—particularly Hispanic children. Due to childhood exposure to heightened levels of air pollution, Hispanic children are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. 

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