According to recent reports, a type of pesticides found in oily fish could influence the development of diabetes. Strong evidence now links pollutants in oily fish and type 2 diabetes, backed by a recent study.
An international team of scientists found that higher levels of persistent organic pesticides (POPs) found in the blood correlates to higher levels of insulin resistance, one of the major symptoms of pre-diabetes and a precursor to diabetes itself.
POPS, which are found in many fish, are stored in fatty tissues and could explain why obese people are more susceptible to diabetes. The experts conducting the study, which is published in Diabetes Care, went on record to say that the study was not conclusive yet, despite being of major interest to the healthcare and diabetic communities.
The study was conducted at Kyungpook National University and the University of Minnesota, and linked blood concentration of POPs to insulin resistance. However, a casual link was not established.

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