Plasma Levels of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: a Prospective Analysis in the Nurses’ Health Study and Meta-analysis

01 Feb 2013Wu, Hongyu; Bertrand, Kimberly Anne; Choi, Anna Lai; Hu, Frank B.; Laden, Francine; Grandjean, Philippe; Sun, Qi

Findings found that HCB and total PCBs both were associated with diabetes

Meta Analysis
2 effects
18 years
1095 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB)  Contaminant risk & protective factor

Type 2 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome
Strong increased risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Lymphatic system

High evidence
170.0%

Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) Contaminant risk & protective factor

Type 2 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome
Strong increased risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Lymphatic system

High evidence
359.0%