Air Pollution Raises Risk of Diabetes Precursor in Kids, German Research Centre for Enviromental Health Study
Published: May 10, 2013
Children's exposure to air traffic pollution could increase their risk of insulin resistance, which can lead to diabetes in adults, suggests a study in Diabetologia. German research on 397 10-year-olds found that living close to a major road increased resistance by 7% per 500m. Air pollutants are known to be oxidisers that can impact on lipids and proteins in the blood.