A new study is adding to the evidence that links persistent organic pollutants (POPS) stored in body fat to diabetes.
According to the lead author Duk-Hee Lee from Kyungpook National University, South Korea, the research, “ suggest that OC pesticides and nondioxin-like PCBs may be associated with type 2 diabetes risk by increasing insulin resistance, and POPs may interact with obesity to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes”
The study is a follow-up of research published by Lee that found a significant correlation between higher levels of stored POPS and diabetes.
In the study researchers, “ investigated POPs and insulin resistance, a frequent pathogenic precursor of type 2 diabetes.”
The looked at 749 non-diabetic participants aged 20 years. Nineteen POPs in five subclasses were selected for e study and they were found in 60% of the participants.
The study adds significant credence to a relationship between the growing epidemic of diabetes and the impact on the human body from pollution in food pesticides and other sources.