Sugar is not infamous for no reason, scientists believe this small mistake is the real reason behind diabetes

Ananya Shroff
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Why does diabetes occur, why does diabetes occur or who gets diabetes? Sugar is always blamed for diabetes. Of course, eating too much sugar causes diabetes but in a new study scientists have found evidence that the use of plastic bottles also increases the risk of diabetes because dangerous chemicals are found in them.

This study (published in the journal 'Diabetes')Reference) found that BPA, a chemical used in food and beverage packaging that is also found in plastic water bottles, can reduce sensitivity to insulin, a hormone that balances sugar in the body. The results of this research will be presented at the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

BPA causes diabetes

Previous studies have already shown that bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used to make plastics and epoxy resins, can disrupt the balance of hormones in the human body. This is the first time a study has linked BPA to diabetes, but no study has directly tested this before.

Scientists warned

Scientists at California Polytechnic State University have said in a statement that this is the first study that suggests that consuming BPA can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. They have advised to limit its consumption and reduce the use of plastic bottles.

How was the study conducted?

How was the study conducted?

In the study, researchers included 40 healthy people. These people were divided into two groups. One group was given an inactive substance (placebo), while the other group was given about 50 micrograms of BPA per kilogram of weight daily.

what is the result

what is the result

The study found that those who were given BPA had reduced insulin sensitivity after four days. Whereas no such reduction was seen in those who took the inactive substance.

Advice to avoid plastic bottles

Advice to avoid plastic bottles

The study also says that using stainless steel or glass bottles and BPA-free containers can reduce exposure to BPA, which can also reduce the risk of diabetes. Plastic bottles are used everywhere these days. These are certainly convenient, but concerns are constantly growing about the health hazards caused by their chemicals.

Plastic bottles also pose a risk of cancer

Plastic bottles also pose a risk of cancer

Another study published recently in the journal Eco-Environment and Health found that plastic water bottles left in the sun can release harmful chemicals. Some types of bottles release highly toxic organic substances, including cancer-causing chemicals such as n-hexadecane. These results point to a serious threat to health.

Disclaimer: This article is for general information only. It cannot in any way be a substitute for any medicine or treatment. Always contact your doctor for more information.


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