Diabetes, Obesity, and Environmental Chemicals

The Collaborative on Health and Environment, an international partnership working to share scientific research information on the impact of environmental factors on human health, is hosting an informational call on “Diabetes and Obesity: Evaluating the Science on Chemical Contributors” on Friday, April 15 (for more information, or to sign up (it’s free!), see http://www.healthandenvironment.org/partnership_calls/8928).

Afterwards, the call will be available for download as an MP3 recording. This call will highlight current research efforts on diabetes and chemicals, identify research gaps, and summarize the findings of the U.S. National Toxicology Program’s workshop on the role of environmental chemicals in the development of diabetes and obesity (http://cerhr.niehs.nih.gov/evals/diabetesobesity/index.html).

Thank you for sharing these links. I am not a doctor, but, i’ve always been a long-time believer that chemicals is the main cause for diabetes. Over the years, ive learned that mostly all diseases start at the digestive level. I also think that all these sugar substitutes, canned goods, dried goods, pesticides, genetically modified foods, etc, etc.; we are consuming way too much of, and our bodies has reached it’s peak (in terms of tolerance).


Thanks for the heads up. I have often thought that the recent Obesity/T2 epidemic’s cause might be something more that just lack of exercise and poor diet. I recently discovered that T1 has been going up 3% per year since 1980. Again one has to wonder why?