Do toxins have an effect on diabetes?

The AUSDIAB study has been instrumental in showing how Australian lifestyles are fuelling the diabetes and obesity epidemic.

Now researchers are using the large, longitudinal population study to look at how little known environmental factors might affect chronic disease.

Associate Professor Dianna Magliano, who heads the diabetes and population health group at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, is looking at whether environmental toxins like bisphenol A (BPA) increase the