Air pollution linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

ScienceDaily referred to an air pollution study by Longevity Institute’s Michael I. Goran.

“‘Exposure to heightened air pollution during childhood increases the risk for Hispanic children to become obese and, independent of that, to also develop Type 2 diabetes,’ said Michael Goran, co-director of the Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and corresponding author of the study. ‘Poor air quality appears to be a catalyst for obesity and diabetes in children, but the conditions probably are forged via different pathways.'”