This news is based on the following articles:
- Zong G, Valvi D, Coull B, et al. Persistent organic pollutants and risk of type 2 diabetes: a prospective investigation among middle-aged women in Nurses’ Health Study II. Environ Int 2018 ; 114 : 334-342. doi : j.envint.2017.12.010
- Sun Q, Zong G, Valvi D, Nielsen F, Coull B, Grandjean P. Plasma concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances and risk of type 2 diabetes: a prospective investigation among U.S. women. Environ Health Perspect 2018 ; 126(3) : 037001. doi : 10.1289/EHP2619
Using the vast data regularly collected in the Nurses’ Health Study II, these two analyses of the risk of diabetes associated, one with plasma concentrations of lipophilic persistent organic pollutants and the other with perfluorinated compounds, call for further research to shed light on their potential diabetogenic effects.