Pesticides on Golf Course Increase Diabetes Risk

by Rajshri on  June 24, 2008 at 3:22 PM Diabetes News
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 Pesticides on Golf Course Increase Diabetes Risk
Researchers have reported that pesticides used in golf courses can increase the risk of diabetes in golfers.
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Pesticides that contain the chemical trichlorfon, which s an organo-phosphate insecticide, are particularly implicated in the risk of causing diabetes as well as obesity.

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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health say that people who work on golf courses or in gardens that use this pesticide are at a 200% increased risk of developing diabetes.

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