By Cara Murez 

HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Chemicals found in plastic personal care products, kids’ toys, and food and drink packaging could be raising the risk of type 2 diabetes among women, new research suggests.

To study the impact of these chemicals, known as phthalates, researchers followed just over 1,300 U.S. women for six years to see if exposure contributed to the incidence of diabetes.

About 5% of the women developed diabetes during the study period.

The researchers found that white women exposed to high levels of some phthalates had a 30% to 63% higher chance of developing diabetes….


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