Aug 09, 2017

Exposure to air pollution increases risk of obesity: If findings of rat study are verified in humans, urgent action needed -- ScienceDaily

Laboratory rats who breathed Beijing's highly polluted air gained weight and experienced cardio-respiratory and metabolic dysfunctions. A study found pollution-breathing pregnant rats had heavier lungs and livers and increased tissue inflammation. These rats had higher LDL cholesterol; higher triglycerides; higher total cholesterol and more insulin resistance, a precursor of Type 2 diabetes.

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