About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Diabetes Risk Linked to Exposure to Toxic Compound in Non-Stick Cookware

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on December 15, 2013 at 5:35 PM
Font : A-A+

 Diabetes Risk Linked to Exposure to Toxic Compound in Non-Stick Cookware

New research claims to have found a link between diabetes and high levels of perfluorinated compound in blood..

Perfluorinated compounds are used in a wide variety of industrial and consumer products, including fire fighting foam, non-stick cookware, and grease and water-repellent materials such as food contact material, ski wax and GoreTex, for example.

Advertisement

In a group of more than a thousand 70-year-old men and women from Uppsala, levels of seven different perfluorinated compounds were measured in the blood and related to whether the individuals had diabetes (114 persons) or not. These seven perfluorinated compounds was detectable in virtually all individuals in the study.

Monica Lind, associate professor at the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Uppsala University, said that they saw that high levels, especially of one of the perfluorinated compounds, perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), were linked to diabetes.

She added that Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was also associated with diabetes in this group, and that they also saw that PFOA was linked to disrupted secretion of insulin from the pancreas.he study is part of the so-called PIVUS study at Uppsala University.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Prevent Hacking of Medical Devices: FDA Sounds Alarm
Black Water: Benefits and Uses
World Hypertension Day 2022 - Measure Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer!
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetes Diabetic Diet Diabetes - Essentials Diabetes - Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) Insulin Delivery Devices Diabetes and Exercise Stress Relief Through Alternative Medicine Stress and the Gender Divide Silent Killer Diseases 

Most Popular on Medindia

Blood Donation - Recipients Sanatogen Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) The Essence of Yoga Color Blindness Calculator Noscaphene (Noscapine) Vent Forte (Theophylline) Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use