Exposure to ‘forever chemicals’ may raise diabetes risk in middle-aged women: study

April 12, 2022

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“Exposure to the industrial toxins known as ‘forever chemicals’ may be associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes for middle-aged women, a new study has found.

Some types of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — an umbrella group for thousands of compounds — could disrupt the regulatory behavior of certain protein molecules and cause greater susceptibility to diabetes among this group, according to the study, published in the journal Diabetologia on Monday.

That’s because many of these chemicals have molecular structures similar to those of naturally occurring fatty acids, meaning that they have similar chemical properties and impacts on the human body, the authors explained."

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