The Effects of Long-Term, Low-Level Exposure to Monocyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons on Worker's Insulin Resistance

@inproceedings{Won2011TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Long-Term, Low-Level Exposure to Monocyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons on Worker's Insulin Resistance},
  author={Yong Lim Won and Yong Ko and Kyung-Hwa Heo and Kyung Sun Ko and Mi-Young Lee and Ki-Woong Kim},
  booktitle={Safety and health at work},
  year={2011}
}
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to investigate whether long-term, low-level exposure to monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (MAHs) induced insulin resistance. METHODS The subjects were 110 male workers who were occupationally exposed to styrene, toluene, and xylene. One hundred and ten age-matched male workers who had never been occupationally exposed to organic solvents were selected as a control group. Cytokines, which have played a key role in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance, and… CONTINUE READING