Relationship between arsenic, heart disease and diabetes discovered

Associated with various types of cancer such as
skin and liver, the intake of arsenic it is also linked to
cardiovascular disease and diabetes. According to a long-term study
conducted by experts from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies
(CINVESTAV) it was determined that this metalloid inhibits enzymes
associated with antioxidant protection.

The study focused on analyzing children that had ingested arsenic
through maternal consumption of contaminated water, and it was
determined that oxidizing properties favor generation of fatty plaque in the arteries.

To corroborate the relationship between cardiovascular disease
with arsenic consumption, blood samples were also obtained from the
study group to identify the presence of an amino acid called asymmetric
dimethylarginine (ADMA), which is associated with problems in the

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