This news is based on the following article: Peng C, Bind MC, Colicino E, et al. Particulate air pollution and fasting blood glucose in nondiabetic individuals: associations and epigenetic mediation in the Normative Aging Study, 2000-2011. Environ Health Perspect 2016; 124: 1715-21. doi.org/10.1289/EHP183
In this population of older non-diabetic men, PM2.5 exposure is associated with fasting blood glucose levels and risk of impaired fasting blood glucose. This appears to be in part mediated by the higher expression of an exposure-induced inflammatory gene.