Air pollutants appear to increase the risk of diabetes type 2 and in addition diabetic patients may be more vulnerable to air pollution exposure

In January 2020 researchers from China and Germany published the results of their review of the medical scientific literature to assess the association between air pollutants and diabetes type 2 and to assess whether individuals with diabetes patients are more vulnerable to air pollutants. A total of 86 studies were included in the review. Results showed a significant association between of PM2.5 and PM10 with the incidence of diabetes type 2. In addition it appeared that individuals with diabetes may be more vulnerable to air pollution exposure.

Yang BY et al. Ambient air pollution and diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Environ Res. 2020 Jan;180:108817.

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