Air Pollution and Metabolic Disorders

Updated Feb. 11, 2018

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Air Pollution and Metabolic Disorders

* More exposure to air pollution, even short term, decreases insulin sensitivity, glucose tolerance, increases rates of Type I and Type II diabetes, and promotes obesity and metabolic syndrome.

*Prenatal exposure has a particularly strong association with childhood obesity.

*Good cholesterol (HDL) is decreased, and bad cholesterol (LDL) is increased with more air pollution

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