These trendy products might be saving you from outer environment, dust, making your skin and hair look fabulous and no doubt must be even protecting you, but who will protect you from diabetes caused by them?
Yes, that's true! Findings in a recent research have proposed that hair sprays, anti-tans are putting women at a higher risk of suffering from diabetes.
A team of researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston explained that these products contain a specific kind of chemical known as `phthalates'. The study has found a relation between the chemical and the development of the disease.
Phthalates is a chemical compound that is majorly used in grooming products, ranging from shampoos to creams to nail varnishes. The compound has been reported to be the possible cause behind developmental problems, as it imitates a natural hormone.
The researchers took into account data gathered after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, between 2001 and 2008 and almost 2,350 American women aged 20 to 80 were a part of it.
Out of them, 217 women were diagnosed with diabetes. It was concluded that women who had high concentration of mono-benzyl phthalate and mono-isobutyl phthalate in their urine, were more susceptible of having diabetes, in comparison to others.