Legume and soy food intake and the incidence of type 2 diabetes in the Shanghai Women's Health Study.

@article{Villegas2008LegumeAS,
  title={Legume and soy food intake and the incidence of type 2 diabetes in the Shanghai Women's Health Study.},
  author={Raquel Avila Villegas and Yu-tang Gao and Gong Yang and Hong-lan Li and Tom A Elasy and Wei Zheng and Xiao-Ou Shu},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={
          162-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND It has been postulated that a diet high in legumes may be beneficial for the prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus (type 2 DM). However, data linking type 2 DM risk and legume intake are limited. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to examine the association between legume and soy food consumption and self-reported type 2 DM. DESIGN The study was conducted in a population-based prospective cohort of middle-aged Chinese women. We followed 64,227 women with no history of type… CONTINUE READING

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