A Strong Dose-Response Relation Between Serum Concentrations of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Diabetes

  title={A Strong Dose-Response Relation Between Serum Concentrations of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Diabetes},
  author={Duk Hee Lee and Inkuk Lee and Kyungeun Song and Michael W. Steffes and William Toscano and Beth A. Baker and David R. Jacobs},
  journal={Diabetes Care},
  pages={1638 - 1644}
OBJECTIVE—Low-level exposure to some persistent organic pollutants (POPs) has recently become a focus because of their possible link with the risk of diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS—Cross-sectional associations of the serum concentrations of POPs with diabetes prevalence were investigated in 2,016 adult participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999–2002. Six POPs (2,2′,4,4′,5,5′-hexachlorobiphenyl, 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-heptachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9… 

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