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Diabetes in Asia: epidemiology, risk factors, and pathophysiology.
CONTEXT With increasing globalization and East-West exchanges, the increasing epidemic of type 2 diabetes in Asia has far-reaching public health and socioeconomic implications. OBJECTIVE To reviewExpand
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Intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain: a systematic review.
Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), particularly carbonated soft drinks, may be a key contributor to the epidemic of overweight and obesity, by virtue of these beverages' high addedExpand
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Global obesity: trends, risk factors and policy implications
The worldwide increase in obesity and related chronic diseases has largely been driven by global trade liberalization, economic growth and rapid urbanization. These factors continue to fuel dramaticExpand
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Sex differences of endogenous sex hormones and risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
ContextInconsistent data suggest that endogenous sex hormones may have a role in sex-dependent etiologies of type 2 diabetes, such that hyperandrogenism may increase risk in women while decreasingExpand
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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Obesity has recently emerged as a major global health problem. According to World Health Organization estimates, ≈1.6 billion adults worldwide were overweight (body mass index [BMI] ≥25 kg/m2) and atExpand
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Sugar-sweetened beverages and risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes: Epidemiologic evidence
In recent decades, temporal patterns in SSB intake have shown a close parallel between the upsurge in obesity and rising levels of SSB consumption. SSBs are beverages that contain added caloricExpand
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Sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain in children and adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND The relation between sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and body weight remains controversial. OBJECTIVE We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize the evidence inExpand
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Sweetened beverage consumption and risk of coronary heart disease in women.
BACKGROUND Previous studies have linked full-calorie sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) with greater weight gain and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. OBJECTIVE We prospectively examined theExpand
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Sweetened Beverage Consumption, Incident Coronary Heart Disease, and Biomarkers of Risk in Men
Background— Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is associated with weight gain and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Few studies have tested for a relationship with coronary heart disease (CHD) orExpand
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White rice, brown rice, and risk of type 2 diabetes in US men and women.
BACKGROUND Because of differences in processing and nutrients, brown rice and white rice may have different effects on risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. We examined white and brown rice consumptionExpand
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