Researchers have reported that pesticides used in golf
courses can increase the risk of diabetes in golfers.
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.
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.