The people who live in crowded cities displaying an increased level of air pollution might face greater risks of developing diabetes than the ones who enjoy the benefits of better air quality, according to a recent study conducted by a team of Danish experts.
Our current system of transportation influences the way we live our lives and apparently also affects our state of health, since it triggers an increased amount of nitrogen dioxide.
The team of scientists started exploring the connection between harmful emissions and diabetes, due to a series of “animal and cross-sectional epidemiological studies” suggesting a link between these two factors.
After analyzing the association now Danish experts say that they managed to prove long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution may contribute to the development of diabetes, especially in the case of people who embraced a healthy lifestyle, nonsmokers, as well as those who are currently physically active.
In order to reach this conclusion, they have monitored 57,053 participants of the Danish Diet, Cancer, and Health cohort in the Danish National Diabetes Register between 1993–1997 and 27 June 2006.