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    Diabetes and cosmetics: A connection?

    http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/0...ion/?hpt=hp_t2

    July 13th, 2012
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    Diabetes and cosmetics: A connection?

    Hidden in perfumes, scented lotions, food packaging and even synthetic leathers are a type of chemical called phthalates. Most people in the United States are exposed to phthalates, and levels tend to be higher in women than men.

    A new study in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives examines whether there is a connection between phthalates and diabetes in women. Researchers did find an association but did not prove that the chemicals cause diabetes....

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    I don't put much stock in this report, or virtually all women would have diabetes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oh_gal View Post
    I don't put much stock in this report, or virtually all women would have diabetes.
    I think the article says that cosmetics exacerbate the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    I think the article says that cosmetics exacerbate the problem.
    Well, that's what I get for only listening to it with half an ear (on the news) and not reading the written one! Too much to do, not enough time!



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