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To check: The consistency of the given data on the effects of BPA to alter insulin secretion. Concept introduction: Diabetes mellitus is a condition in the body that leads to metabolic disorders with high blood sugar levels. There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2 . Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes that seen among individuals. Here, the blood sugar level of body always remains elevated because of the impaired response of the target cells towards the insulin hormone, which helps to maintain the blood sugar level. There are many foreign substances that act like activators and inhibitor molecules, which disrupt normal hormonal activities. One such chemical is bisphenol A (BPA) that acts like natural estrogen hormone and have an endocrine disrupting and diabetogenic activity.

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Chapter 34, Problem 4DAA
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To check: The consistency of the given data on the effects of BPA to alter insulin secretion.

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Diabetes mellitus is a condition in the body that leads to metabolic disorders with high blood sugar levels. There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes that seen among individuals. Here, the blood sugar level of body always remains elevated because of the impaired response of the target cells towards the insulin hormone, which helps to maintain the blood sugar level. There are many foreign substances that act like activators and inhibitor molecules, which disrupt normal hormonal activities. One such chemical is bisphenol A (BPA) that acts like natural estrogen hormone and have an endocrine disrupting and diabetogenic activity.

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Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (MindTap Course List)
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Publisher: Cengage Learning
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