Circulating Levels of Phthalate Metabolites Are Associated With Prevalent Diabetes in the Elderly

@inproceedings{Lind2012CirculatingLO,
  title={Circulating Levels of Phthalate Metabolites Are Associated With Prevalent Diabetes in the Elderly},
  author={P Monica Lind and Bj{\"o}rn Zethelius and Lars Lind},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVE Phthalates are ubiquitous industrial high-volume chemicals known as ligands to peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs). Because PPAR-γ agonists modulate insulin sensitivity and are used to treat type 2 diabetes, we investigated whether circulating levels of phthalate metabolites are related to prevalent type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 1,016 subjects, aged 70 years, were investigated in the Prospective Investigation of the Vasculature in Uppsala… CONTINUE READING
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