Climate Change May Be Linked To Rise Of Type-2 Diabetes, Study Says; Global Warming Affects The Body As Well?

By Carrie Winters - 22 Mar '17 05:38AM

A new research suggests that climate change could lead to a rise of type-2 diabetes. This is another public health concern and researchers are looking at the link of temperature change to the disease.

According to a report, the study compared the records of annual average temperatures in the United States between the years 1996 to 2009. These records also include reports of type-2 diabetes. The disease is reported to develop in the later stages of life. The body has difficulty absorbing glucose that can produce energy.

In fact, Lisanne Blauw, the co-author of the study shared that as it gets warmer, says that the more likely one will have type-2 diabetes because of this. Blauw also noted that it is important to remember that global warming has an effect on human health. The hypotheses that came up from the study are that temperature changes impact the cellular activity of fat. People also exercise less during hotter times. These may be the causes on why climate change can impact a person's health through type-2 diabetes.

A report indicated that with the recent study, researchers found out that in an increase in the temperature of 1-degree Celsius, there is also an increase of type-2 diabetes incidence to 4 percent. This has been the first research done to look into the link between climate change and type-2 diabetes.

It is indicated that there needs to be more researches done regarding the subject. Another aspect that may have caused the rise of type-2 diabetes when the temperature is high is that climate change can threaten the state of a fresh food supply. This may affect the diet of those diagnosed with diabetes.

Meanwhile, a report indicated that this latest study cannot prove that there is a direct cause-and-effect relationship between the factors. The study may be relevant but it needs more information to prove the link between climate change and type-2 diabetes.

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