Coming on the heels of a recent Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health study showing an association between exposure to PFASs and obesity, a new paper by Harvard Chan School researchers and colleagues found that higher baseline blood levels of PFASs were associated with an elevated incidence of type 2 diabetes. PFASs, a class of chemicals used in many industrial and consumer products, have been linked with cancer, hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, high cholesterol, and obesity.
The study was published March 1, 2018 in Environmental Health Perspectives.
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