Posts Tagged ‘air pollution’

Disparities in the Air We Breathe and in Obesity

May 4, 2021 — Patterns of disparities surround us so completely that we become immune to them. In fact, disparities even extend to the air we breathe. People of color have dirtier air to breathe and that contributes to disparities in health in countless ways. New research offers evidence that air pollution contributes to the risk of childhood obesity. […]

Is Air Pollution Giving Us More Diabetes?

June 30, 2018 — New research in Lancet Planetary Health finds that air pollution is adding to the global burden of diabetes. In fact, researchers estimate that it contributed to 3.2 million new cases of type 2 diabetes in 2016 alone. Published yesterday, the study suggest that cuts in air pollution might help reverse global trends toward a crushing […]

Increasing Clarity on Air Pollution Causing Obesity

February 28, 2016 — Air pollution has long been suspected of contributing to the rising rates of obesity seen around the world. A new study published in the FASEB Journal adds evidence about how particles in air pollution can activate inflammation in the lungs that “spills over systemically, leading to metabolic dysfunction and weight gain.” Yongjie Wei and colleagues conducted a […]

Air Pollution Can Trigger Asthma Through Genetic Changes

February 24, 2013 — Research presented yesterday at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) further explains how air pollution can cause new cases of asthma by triggering genetic and immune system changes. The senior investigator, Kari Nadeau, said,  “We’ve shown that the gene being changed is directly associated with asthma and severity of the asthma.”  Nadeau […]