If you are a woman who likes to paint your nails, you have to be careful as nail polish can cause diabetes or diabetes.
A recent study showed that chemicals called phthalates that are found in skin care products that can increase the risk of diabetes.
The findings, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives suggests that phthalates may disrupt the metabolism of fatty tissue, thereby causing insulin resistance in healthy women.
After examining the urine samples of 2350 women aged 20-80 years, the researchers found two chemicals at a high level, namely mono-benzyl phthalate and mono-isobutyl phthalate. Both of these chemicals increase the risk of diabetes by up to two times.
“This is an important first step in exploring the relationship between phthalates and diabetes. We know that phthalates except in personal care products, also found in some types of medical equipment and medicines used to treat diabetes, “said Tamarra James-Todd of Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Division of Women’s Health was launched via LiveScience (16/7 ).
Besides nail polish, phthalates are also found in many other women care products such as hairspray, soap and even shampoo.