As reported in The Daily Caller, the media is now touting a study claiming that global warming could be partly to blame for a diabetes epidemic sweeping the globe.
“When it gets warmer, there is higher incidence of diabetes,” Lisanne Blauw, Ph.D. candidate at the Netherlands-based Einthoven Laboratory, told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. “It’s important to realize global warming has further effects on our health, not only on the climate.”
Blauw (in photo) postulates that “the diabetes incidence rate in the USA and prevalence of glucose intolerance worldwide increase with higher outdoor temperature,” since the heat prevents people from going outside and getting as much exercise.
Researchers have also put forth a theory that warmer weather could inhibit brown adipose tissue (BAT) that turns food into energy within the body.
Many experts dissented from the findings. “I think calorie consumption and weight” are the major contributors to diabetes, said endocrinologist Adrian Vella when asked about the global-warming theory.