Phthalates and Insulin Resistance
Posted by KevvyG on Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Yesterday I touched on a few of the latest pieces of research on BPA, but in addition to this there was another related piece concerning a topic we've covered here at Achoo! before - phthalates. Phthalates are a plasticizing agent, a chemical commonly added to other materials to provide flexibility and resiliency. Previous research suggests that one possible consequence of exposure to phthalates in adults is an increased insulin resistance, often a precursor to Type II Diabetes. A research piece published yesterday in Pediatrics adds more credence to this previous notion with a study involving 766 adolescents and phthalates.