Arsenic In Your Drinking Water Linked To Diabetes

August 20, 2008

A new report has revealed that levels of arsenic in our drinking water put us at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  .Hollywood (ChattahBox) – A new report has revealed that levels of arsenic in our drinking water put us at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Arsenic is a toxic chemical that is very common to be found in low-levels in our drinking water.

The study, conducted at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, looked at data from the 2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

The study had tested arsenic levels in the urine of roughly 800 volunteers.

Those who had type 2 diabetes were found to have an arsenic level that was, on average 26% higher, than those without diabetes.

Those who had high arsenic levels in there urine were 4 times more likely to develop diabetes.

The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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