Arsenic Exposure, Genetic Determinants and Diabetes Risk in a Family Study

Lead PI: Ana Navas-Acien , Dhananjay Madhukar Vaidya

Unit Affiliation: Mailman School of Public Health

July 2012 - September 2017
North America ; United States ; Baltimore, MD
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Increasing evidence supports the role of arsenic exposure in the development of diabetes. This study will evaluate the role of arsenic exposure and metabolism and their interaction with genetic markers in the development of diabetes in American Indian communities. This study can provide insight into the arsenic- diabetes relationship and inform public health recommendations for arsenic levels in drinking water and food.