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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

JAMA: Higher Arsenic Concentration in Urine Correlates with Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Page Changed: You Did Not Eat Your Way to Diabetes

Added reference to study published in JAMA which analyzed NHANES data and found a striking correlation between the concentration of arsenic in urine and the risk of diabetes.

Cited NYTimes coverage of this story that explained the sources of trace arsenic.

This study raises the possibility that industrial pollution is linked to the so-called "diabetes epidemic".

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