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Diabetes

 

One of the recent interests in arsenic-related research is its association with diabetes. Reports suggested that the occurrence of type 2 diabetes in obese individuals has associations with inorganic arsenic exposure. The incidence of diabetes has been reported to be higher (about 2 to 5 times) in individuals taking in arsenic contaminated drinking water than unexposed subjects. However, there are studies that contradict such conclusions. Therefore, elucidation of the potential mechanisms of inorganic arsenic- induced diabetes is one of the potential areas of research.

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Effects of Arsenic on skin

 

Recent reports evolving from studies conducted in Bangladesh have revealed the occurrence of keratosis and melanosis in 36 out of 167 residents subjected to arsenic exposure via drinking water (

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