Crop fungicide linked to diabetes
www.upi.com – June 26, 2012
‘… Dr. Robert Sargis of the University of Chicago said the chemical, tolylfluanid, is not registered for use in the United States but is used on food crops such as apples, grapes, hops and tomatoes in other countries.
‘”For the first time, we’ve ascribed a molecular mechanism by which an environmental pollutant can induce insulin resistance, lending credence to the hypothesis that some synthetic chemicals might be contributors to the diabetes epidemic,” Sargis said in a statement….’
The research was presented at the annual meeting of The Endocrine Society