A recent research has shed light on the possible link between chemical found in beauty care products and diabetes risk among women. It has been claimed by a team of researchers led by Tamarra James-Todd, a researcher in the division of women's health at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston that chemicals such as phthalates, which are heavily found in soaps, nail polishes, hair sprays etc, could escalate risk of developing diabetes in women.
For the research, the team examined urine samples of 2,350 women from across the United States, so as to check the concentrations of phthalates, and concluded that women who had maximum level of mono-benzyl phthalate and mono-isobutyl phthalate were as much as twice likely to develop diabetes as compared to other women.
In addition, it was also found that women found with excessive level of mono-(3-carboxypropyl) phthalate are at 60% risk of facing diabetes, thereby making it all the more clear that chemical in such products are making things all the more serious for women.
"This is an important first step in exploring the connection between phthalates and diabetes”, said James-Todd. Published online on July 13 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, the study has raised huge question mark on the existence of such chemicals in beauty care products.