Posts Tagged ‘pollution’

Persistent Organic Pollution, Obesity, and Insulin Resistance

January 20, 2016 — A new study in PLOS ONE adds to the evidence that the endocrine disrupting properties of persistent organic pollution can be a significant factor in the dual epidemic of obesity and diabetes. Jung-Wei Chang and colleagues examined the relationship between abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, and exposure to dioxin. They found a five-fold higher risk of elevated insulin […]

Three Ways Pollution May Add to Obesity

April 16, 2014 — A growing body of evidence links pollution exposure to an elevated risk of obesity. Two recent studies provide both insight into the mechanisms and population-based evidence for the connection. Varying levels of air pollution in 25 districts of northeastern China created a natural experiment for testing the relationship with obesity. Recently in Obesity, Guang-Hui Dong […]