Review of Evidence Regarding Link between Exposure to Agent Orange and Diabetes

Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Diseases, Environmental Health, Military and Veterans Health
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

Activity Description

In 1999, in response to a request from the Department of Veterans Affairs, IOM called together a committee to conduct an interim review of the scientific evidence regarding one of the conditions addressed in the Veterans and Agent Orange series of reports: Type 2 diabetes. The committee consisted of individuals responsible for the Update 1998 report plus recognized experts in the field of Type 2 diabetes. They conducted two workshops to hear researchers in the field present information on their past and ongoing investigations, and reviewed material published since the deliberations of the Update 1998 committee.