Examination of the complex relationships among dietary components, type II diabetes, weight change, and breast cancer risk among Singaporean Chinese women
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Type II diabetes and breast cancer are on the rise in Asian populations that have typically had lower burdens of disease. Intake of dietary components high in nutrients with anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties, such as green tea, soy, fruits and vegetables, may protect against the development of type II diabetes and may improve HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) levels, a clinically relevant biomarker of diabetes and prediabetes. Furthermore, modifiable lifestyle factors such as diabetes, weight change and diet that influence endogenous hormone levels and the insulin pathway may play a ...