Updated Sept. 23, 2018
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