Chemicals in cosmetics, plastics connected to diabetes risk

04/12/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

Metabolites from four phthalates commonly used in plastics and personal care products were found in at least 96% of diabetes patients examined and are associated with a 25% to 30% increased risk of diabetes, a study in Diabetes Care found. Researchers said the metabolites might inhibit the biological pathways that regulate glucose metabolism.

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