Examination of the complex relationships among dietary components, type II diabetes, weight change, and breast cancer risk among Singaporean Chinese women
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 ...
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