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It isn't just sugar, even air pollution could cause diabetes

Diabetes affects more than 420 million people globally and is one of the world's fastest growing diseases

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Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease.
 
Diabetes has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle, but research by the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis said pollution also plays a major role.
 
The study estimated that pollution contributed to 3.2 million new diabetes cases globally in 2016 — or around 14 percent of all new diabetes cases globally that year.
 
“Our research shows a significant link

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First Published: Jun 30 2018 | 9:46 PM IST

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