This news is based on the following article: Zhao Z, Lin F, Wang B, Cao Y, Hou X, Wang Y. Residential proximity to major roadways and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2017; 14. pii: E3. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14010003
This first meta-analysis on the subject strongly suggests that heavy road traffic near the home increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. This association needs to be confirmed and further explored in well-designed studies that will fill the gaps in the existing literature.