Urinary cadmium, impaired fasting glucose, and diabetes in the NHANES III.

@article{Schwartz2003UrinaryCI,
  title={Urinary cadmium, impaired fasting glucose, and diabetes in the NHANES III.},
  author={Gary G. Schwartz and Dora Il'yasova and Anastasia Ivanova},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          468-70
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Increasing rates of type 2 diabetes worldwide suggest that diabetes may be caused by environmental toxins. Cadmium is a widespread environmental pollutant that accumulates in the pancreas and exerts diabetogenic effects in animals. To test the hypothesis that exposure to cadmium is associated with impaired fasting glucose and type 2 diabetes, we examined the associations between urinary cadmium and the prevalence of impaired fasting glucose (prediabetes) and diabetes in the Third… CONTINUE READING

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