Environmental pollutants and type 2 diabetes: a review of mechanisms that can disrupt beta cell function

@article{Hectors2011EnvironmentalPA,
  title={Environmental pollutants and type 2 diabetes: a review of mechanisms that can disrupt beta cell function},
  author={Tine L. M. Hectors and Caroline Vanparys and Katrin van der Ven and Geert A Martens and Philippe Jorens and Luc F. van Gaal and Adrian Covaci and W. M. De Coen and Ronny Blust},
  journal={Diabetologia},
  year={2011},
  volume={54},
  pages={1273-1290}
}
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is currently at epidemic proportions and it is estimated that it will increase even further over the next decades. Although genetic predisposition and lifestyle choices are commonly accepted reasons for the occurrence of type 2 diabetes, it has recently been suggested that environmental pollutants are additional risk factors for diabetes development and this review aims to give an overview of the current evidence for this. More specifically, because of the… CONTINUE READING

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