>>>>>A new study published in PLOS One has revealed that exposure to a third hand (THS) smoke may predispose to diabetes 2.
Thirthand smoke may be defined as those smoke that are left on surfaces such as wall, cloths, after the cigarette had gone down.
According to the lead author, Dr. Manuela Martins-Green, who is also a professotr of cell biology and neuroscience at the University of California-Riverside (UCR), Thirdhand smoke includes toxins that become increasingly toxic with age and are
re-emitted into the air or react with other chemicals in the environment
to produce new pollutants.
Dr. Martins-Green and colleagues had stated this when they found insulin resistance around half of the mice exposed to THS.
Insulin resistance is a condition in which the cells of the body become resistant to the hormone insulin. It precedes the development of diabetes 2.
It is also associated with higher risk of developing heart disease. mice were let into a cage exposed to a cigarette smoke and the researchers found that mice exposed to THS were significantly more likely
to develop insulin resistance than the non-exposed mice, suggesting they
were at greater risk for type 2 diabetes.
According to Dr.
Martins-Green, while explaining the research, said, "in type 2 diabetes, glucose does not enter the cells, and increased
levels of insulin, resulting from an overburdened pancreas, do nothing
to facilitate glucose entry into cells for producing energy, "this is what we saw in 49% of the mice we exposed to THS
in the lab."
source: Medical News Today