Diabetes: dirty air 'may raise' insulin resistance risk

May 10, 2013 2:39 AM

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Diabetes: dirty air 'may raise' insulin resistance risk

Children's exposure to air traffic pollution could increase their risk of insulin resistance, which can lead to diabetes in adults, suggests a study in Diabetologia.

German research on 397 10-year-olds found that living close to a major road increased resistance by 7% per 500m.

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