Pollution Increases Diabetes Risk In Black Women | BlackDoctor

    Pollution Increases Diabetes Risk In Black Women

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    (BlackDoctor.org) — Exposure to nitrogen oxides in air causes increased risk of type 2 diabetes and hypertension in African-American women, a new study has revealed.

    Researchers from the Slone Epidemiology Centre (SEC) at Boston University assessed the risks of incident hypertension and diabetes associated with exposure to nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM2.5) in a cohort of approximately 4,000 African American women living in Los Angeles.

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