10/04/2012 05:11 pm ET

Skin Bleaching Creams Linked To Diabetes: Study

Use of skin bleaching creams may increase the risk of developing diabetes and other diseases, according to a study in Canadian Family Physician.

When walking into many pharmacies or beauty supply stores, particularly in urban communities, the sale of skin lightening products is quite rampant. Brands such as Ambi and Porcelana advertise the potential for consumers to lighten and balance uneven skin tone, with hopes of appearing more attractive.

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