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...
As I wrote about in my previous posting on water , the most important first step we can take in addressing our health is to evaluate the quality of the water we’re consuming and/or absorbing into our bodies on a daily basis. Since most of today’s tap water contains chemicals like chlorine, fluoride and other toxic by-products that may impact our health over the long-term, it’s important that we find a way to obtain pure, nutrient-rich water that has the properties to properly hydrate us and provide what our body needs to function optimally. While there is some debate over the best way to obtain quality drinking water, I will share the main options for you, so that you can begin to evaluate them for yourselves. Spring Water: Many experts feel that spring water, which rises to the earth’s surface from deep within the ground, is the absolute best water you can drink. Because it is uncontaminated and untouched by modern filtration systems or chemicals, it is min...
Generic Name: CEFAZOLIN - INJECTION Pronounced: (sef-A-zoe-lin) Cefazolin sodium-sterile Water IV Precautions
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Kidney function declines as you grow older. This
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