Thirdhand smoke linked to type 2 diabetes
Thirdhand smoke results when exhaled smoke gets on surfaces -- clothing, hair, etc. THS has been shown, in mice, to damage the liver and lungs, complicate wound-healing and cause hyperactivity. Add to this list type 2 diabetes. A team of scientists has found, in mice, that THS exposure causes insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes. If confirmed in humans, the study could impact how people view exposure to environmental tobacco-toxins.
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