23 Sep 2012

Fluoride causes insulin resistance

By Jimmy Downs Saturday Sept 22, 2012 (foodconsumer.org) -- Fluoride can help prevent dental caries, which is the reason to fluoridate public drinking water system. But a growing body of evidence suggests that water fluoridation can cause more harm than good. Adverse effects of drinking fluoridated water that have been revealed include increased risk of multiple cancers such as bone cancer in boys, dental fluorosis and skeletal fluorosis, compromised intellectual quotient or IQ and damaged learning memory and reproduction. A new study in Biological Trace Element Research has now found that exposure to fluoride causes insulin resistance, which is a feature of type 2 diabetes mellitus, and the harmful effect is dose responsive. M. Lupo of Rosario National University in Santa Fe, Rosario, Argentina and colleagues conducted the study and found the association between increased risk of insulin resistance and exposure to fluoride added to drinking water.

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