New study supports association between exposure to persistent organic pollutants and Type II diabetes

Prior research has indicated that persistent organic pollutants (e.g., organochlorine pesticides; PCB's) may interfere with the body's ability to regulate blood sugar; some persistent organic pollutants have also been associated with obesity, itself a major risk factor for diabetes. Although...

Stress May Increase Inflammation and the Diseases Associated Therewith

Prior posts have noted that for toxic torts causation is the central focus, and that it is very difficult to prove. Prior posts have also noted that the makeup of the bacteria in one's GI tract can have a major influence on generating inflammation; a healthy diet can modify the makeup of these bacteria...