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The Link Between Arsenic Exposure and Diabetes: A Review of the Current Research
Mar 11, 2014
There is strong evidence that high levels of arsenic exposure can increase the risk of diabetes. Can lower levels of exposure as well? This is one of the questions that researchers are now trying to answer. This call on Tuesday March 11, 2014 at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern features two experts who study arsenic and diabetes, Dr. Ana Navas-Acien and Dr. Mirek Styblo. Dr. Navas-Acien will discuss epidemiological evidence linking arsenic to diabetes, focusing on lower exposure levels, such as those found in the US. Dr. Styblo will review the potential mechanisms involved in the diabetogenic effects of arsenic.
One interesting aspect of arsenic-induced diabetes is that it seems to be somewhat different from typical type 1 (autoimmune) or type 2 (insulin resistant) diabetes. Many of the human studies have found that arsenic exposure is indeed associated with diabetes, but surprisingly, not necessarily with insulin resistance. It seems that diabetes linked to arsenic exposure may combine mechanisms involved in type 1 and 2 diabetes, or may involve entirely different mechanisms.
A new report was just released by CHEM Trust: "A review of the science linking chemical exposures to the human risk of obesity and diabetes"
http://tinyurl.com/8a9c8ef Role of Environmental Chemicals in Diabetes and Obesity: A National Toxicology Program Workshop Report
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The Collaborative on Health and the Environment is hosting a call on Gut microbiota, environmental chemicals, and diabetes/ obesity on Jan. 19, 2012, 1 pm EST. For info/ to rsvp:
Gut microbiota, environmental chemicals, and diabetes/obesity
The Collaborative on Health and the Environment Alaska Working Group is hosting a call: The Role of Environmental Chemicals in the Development of Diabetes and Obesity
DATE: Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 9:00 am Alaska Time/ 10:00 am Pacific/ 1:00 pm Eastern
RSVP: To join this free call and receive the dial-up instructions, please RSVP to Alaska Community Action on Toxics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emerging scientific studies suggest environmental chemicals may be contributing factors to the epidemics of diabetes and obesity. Can a fetus’ exposure to toxic chemicals in the womb cause obesity or diabetes at age 5, 15, or 25? Is part of the obesity epidemic in the U.S. linked to chemical exposures that occur in childhood? A growing number of researchers are exploring how chemicals used in plastics, food packaging, pesticides and cosmetics can corrupt normal function of metabolic hormones and trigger dramatic increases in body fat. Guest speakers Bruce Blumberg, PhD and David O. Carpenter, M.D. will discuss the cutting-edge science linking chemical exposures to the growing epidemics of diabetes and obesity.
For info:Role of Environmental Chemicals in Diabetes and Obesity http://www.healthandenvironment.org/wg_calls/10078
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