New associations between diabetes, environmental factors found by novel analytic technique

Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 16:01 in Health & Medicine

Got diabetes? If so, you probably know that the adult-onset form of the disease can be triggered by, among other things, obesity and a fatty diet. You're also more likely to develop diabetes if other family members have it. But a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests that you should also begin looking suspiciously at other aspects of your life - like your past exposure to certain pesticides or chemicals and even one form of vitamin E.

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