Possible Link Between Preservative and Diabetes

Based on a study observing mice and humans, researchers have discovered a connection between the preservative propionate and diabetes.

By AJT STAFF

Scientists from Sheba Medical Center were a key part of the team behind the study of preservatives and diabetes.

Every week new suggestions seem to pop up with possible connections between everyday objects, activities and foods and some horrific condition. Some of these have a semblance of scientific research behind them, and many are absolute bunk, but when scientists at Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard’s school of public health publish their research, it’s probably worth reviewing.

According to The Jerusalem Post, diabetes currently affects more than 400 million people worldwide, and has been on the rise. That number is expected to surpass 640 million by 2040, so a focus on factors contributing to diabetes has become the subject of scientific research worldwide.

 

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