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Harvard: PFASs Exposure Linked to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Coming on the heels of a recent Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health study showing an association between exposure to PFASs (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) and obesity, a new paper by Harvard Chan School researchers and colleagues found that higher baseline blood levels of PFASs were associated with an elevated incidence of type 2 diabetes. PFASs, a class of chemicals used in many industrial and consumer products, have been linked with cancer, hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, cholesterol, and obesity.

The study was published March 1 in Environmental Health Perspectives.

Harvard Chan School authors included lead author Drs. Qi Sun and Philippe Grandjean, senior author, and colleagues.

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