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Question:

From India:

Can we relate type 2 diabetes and persistent/uncontrolled hyperglycemia to stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system in view of overeating and opting sedentary lifestyle which may be like "rest and digest," a feature of PNS? Can pollution( low oxygen intake/shortness of breath), acidic foods, etc. by living in big, crowded cities and opting for a modern lifestyle (a person may become lazy) cause prolonged stimulation of PNS?

Answer:

I think the major issue is that the lifestyle in a large urban environment does not favor much physical exercise and is associated with a sedentary lifestyle leading to obesity and ultimately diabetes. The other effects on the sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous system are likely secondary. Not as much known about urban pollution and its effect on diabetes.

JTL

DTQ-20061213031114
Original posting 19 Dec 2006
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