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EHN: POPs Lead To Insulin Resistance in Rats
January 20, 2010, 9:53 am
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Jan 14, 2010

Ruzzin J, R Petersen, E Meugnier, L Madsen, EJ Lock, H Lillefosse, T Ma, S Pesenti, SB Sonne, TT Marstrand, MK Malde, ZY Du, C Chavey, L Fajas, AK Lundebye, CL Brand, H Vidal, K Kristiansen and L Froyland. 2009. Persistent organic pollutant exposure leads to insulin resistance syndrome. Environmental Health Perspectives doi:10.1289/ehp.0901321.
Synopsis by Negin P. Martin, Ph. D , Kathleen M. McCarty, Sc.D. and Wendy Hessler

Male rats fed fish oil from farmed salmon  developed insulin resistance, obesity and related health issues.
A new study in rats shows that persistent organic pollutants (POPs) – at levels found in food – cause insulin resistance and associated obesity and liver disease in the animals. The study is the first to show this experimentally. Insulin resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes, which is becoming a global epidemic. The association between high levels of POPs in people and increased chance of developing diabetes has been known since 2006. Until now, scientists could not positively conclude that POPs influenced the onset of diabetes.

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