Forschung: Feinstaub und Diabetes

Die Rolle der verkehrsbedingten Feinstaub Aussetzung bei der Diabetes Typ 2 Entwicklung

Diese Forschungsarbeit zeigt, dass Feinstaubaussetzung Entzündungsprozesse beschleunigt. Die deutschen Forscher der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf verdeutlichten, dass Feinstaubbelastungen nicht nur das kardiovaskuläre Risiko erhöhen, sondern auch das Diabetes Typ2 Risiko, vor allem bei älteren Menschen.

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Pollution and Diabetes Research

Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Incident Type 2 Diabetes: Results from the SALIA Cohort Study

Traffic-related air pollution is associated with incident type 2 diabetes among elderly women. Subclinical inflammation may be a mechanism linking air pollution with type 2 diabetes.

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Diabetes Entwicklung und Schwermetalle

"Zink, Arsen, Cadmium, Quecksilber und Nickel sind einflußreiche Umweltfaktoren bei der Entwicklung des Diabetes mellitus."

Ya Wen Chen et al. Heavy metals, islet function and diabetes development. Islets 1:3, 169-176; Nov-Dec 2009

Metals and Diabetes

There is accumulating evidence that the metabolism of several trace elements is altered in diabetes mellitus and that these nutrients might have specific roles in the pathogenesis and progress of this disease. The aim of present study was to compare the level of toxic elements, lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), and arsenic (As) in biological samples (whole blood, urine, and scalp hair) of patients having diabetes mellitus type-2 age ranged (31–60) (n = 238), with those of age matched non-diabetics (ND) as control subjects (n = 196), of both genders.

Results showed significantly higher mean values in diabetic patients (smokers and nonsmokers) compared to the test group. Blood and urine values were also higher in diabetics, but more so in diabetic patients who smoked.

Hassan Imran Afridi et al. Evaluation of status of toxic metals in biological samples of diabetes mellitus patients. Diabetes Research & Clin Practice, Vol80, 2, 2008, page 280-288

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