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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...
Water is everywhere. It covers 71% of the earths surface or about 139 million square miles. The water that we drink, bath in, and swim in is over 4 billion years old. The rain that falls on us is the same rain that formed the oceans, wet the dinosaurs and washed the Roman Empire. It is the same water, recycled again and again. It is also essential to life, and a nutrient we perhaps take for granted. Water is Vital to Life We are regularly losing water through our lungs, skin, urine, and feces. The body cannot store water and must be replenished daily to perform the necessary metabolic functions. Water is needed to maintain the health of all the cells in the body, maintain the proper liquidity of the bloodstream, regulate body temperature, moisten mucus membranes, lubricate joints, aid digestion, and carry oxygen to the cells. Water and the Bariatric Patient Water might be the most important stimulus for both weight loss and keeping weight off. Water is an appetite suppressant and hel...
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