Environmental contaminants as etiologic factors for diabetes.

  title={Environmental contaminants as etiologic factors for diabetes.},
  author={M. Longnecker and J. Daniels},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={871 - 876}
  • M. Longnecker, J. Daniels
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Environmental Health Perspectives
  • For both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, the rates have been increasing in the United States and elsewhere; rates vary widely by country, and genetic factors account for less than half of new cases. These observations suggest environmental factors cause both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Occupational exposures have been associated with increased risk of diabetes. In addition, recent data suggest that toxic substances in the environment, other than infectious agents or exposures that… CONTINUE READING
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