How smoggy your city is might affect your chances of developing diabetes, according to a national study. Researchers from Children's Hospital Boston found a strong correlation between adult diabetes and particulate air pollution, a correlation that persists even after adjustment for other risk factors, including obesity and ethnicity.
Especially striking, the authors of the study found a linear relationship between the pollution of a place and prevalence of diabetes. The higher the exposure, the bigger the relationship. Reporter Sanden Totten looks into the study.