30 January, 2023
Invest in women’s health. Women’s health is wealth.
At Davos 2023, global leaders discuss why ‘when we invest in women’s health, we’re not only investing in individual women, but their families and their communities, as well as their country’s economy and future’.
Speakers: Helen E. Clark, Kevin Ali, Natalia Kanem, Smriti Zubin Irani, Mark Suzman, Shyam Bishen
25 January, 2023
Assistant Professor Queenie Ling-Jun Li won an American Heart Association 2023 Paul Dudley White Scholar Award!
Dr. Queenie Ling-Jun Li, programme head at the Global Centre for Asian Women’s Health has won an American Heart Association 2023 Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award for abstract “ Early Pregnancy Maternal Plasma Phospholipid Saturated Fatty Acids And Subsequent Fetal Growth Trajectories: The Nichd Fetal Growth Studies-singleton Cohort”.
14 November, 2022
Long-term regular coffee consumption and replacement of sweetened beverage with coffee may lower type 2 diabetes
Coffee is a popular beverage worldwide, and coffee consumption is an important lifestyle factor. Professor Zhang Cuilin and her team at the GloW, together with collaborators from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), examined the roles of long-term coffee consumption and subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes among women with a history of gestational diabetes. The team further examined coffee consumption with type 2 diabetes by replacing commonly consumed sugary drinks with coffee. Findings from this study was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
1 October, 2022
There’s an Alarming Rise in Diabetes during Pregnancy
A spike in diabetes during pregnancy, worsened by the pandemic, raises the risk of chronic diabetes, heart disease and birth complications.
22 September, 2022
Encouraging and Hopeful Message for Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Among Women at Risk
A new study has found that eating healthily and exercising regularly can reduce the risk of gestational diabetes by up to 90 per cent. Researchers in Singapore and the US followed up with more than 4,200 women. Professor Zhang Cuilin, Director of the Global Centre for Asian Women’s Health at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, shared more details.
22 September, 2022
Picked as Editor’s Choice for BMJ!
Dr. Jiaxi Yang’s paper titled “Modifiable risk factors and long term risk of type 2 diabetes among individuals with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus: prospective cohort study” was featured as BMJ editor’s choice.
31 August, 2022
NUS researchers discover potential intergenerational impacts of physical activity and nutrition on placental methylation and fetal growth
A healthy diet and active lifestyle may benefit pregnant mothers and their children, as shown in the intergenerational impact of maternal nutrition and lifestyle before and during pregnancy on fetal growth and offspring health. However, the underlying biological mechanisms remain unclear. Homing in on this, our centre’s research led by Director and Prof Zhang Cuilin, in collaboration with investigators…
6 December, 2021
National Medical Research Council Award Winners
A huge congratulations to Dr. Queenie Ling-Jun Li, our programme head at the Global Centre for Asian Women’s Health, who was awarded Clinician-Scientist Award Investigator (CSA-INV) at the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Awards 2021.