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A recent publication in JAMA, Arsenic Exposure and Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in US Adults raises the question, does arsenic in the drinking water increase the risk of type 2 diabetes? The authors' answer is a definite "maybe."
The study evaluated arsenic levels in people who had participated in the 2003-2004 version of th National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), and who had urine arsenic levels obtained. The NHANES study is ongoing, and is considered to be a representative sample of US adults: more information on NHANES is available at the CDC's website .
Why arsenic? Well, maybe because NHANES collected lots and lots of lab results, and urinary arsenic levels was one of them. So was cadmium, and that generated an earlier publication that cadmium might be suspect: Urinary Cadmium, Impaired Fasting Glucose, and Diabetes in the NHANES III was published in 2003 in Diabetes Care.
That article, BTW, mentioned that "epidemiologic studies h...
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If you are taking this medication for self-treatment, it
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