Read how alcohol keeps diabetes away!

Read how alcohol keeps diabetes away!

Alcohol has its bad side but moderate drinking three to four times a week may keep diabetes at bay, researchers claim.

According to the Study:

  • According to the team from the National Institute of Public Health at University of Southern Denmark.
  • Alcohol consumption for three-four times a week is associated with a reduced risk of diabetes in both men and women.
  • The authors wrote in a paper published in the journal Diabetologia.
  • Our findings suggest that alcohol drinking frequency is associated with the risk of diabetes.
  • In addition,that consumption of alcohol over 3-4 weekdays is associated with the lowest risks of diabetes.
  • Even after taking average weekly alcohol consumption into account.
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The study, by Professor Janne Tolstrup and colleagues:

  • The study, by Professor Janne Tolstrup and colleagues, examined the effects of drinking frequency on diabetes risk.
  • In addition,also considered association with specific beverage types.
  • The study used data from the Danish Health Examination Survey (DAHNES) from 2007-2008.
  • Furthermore, in which Danish citizens aged 18 and over completed a self-reporting questionnaire including items on lifestyle and health.
  • Those who already had diagnosed diabetes were excluded.
  • As were women who were pregnant or had recently given birth.

According to the Research:

  • The study comprised 70,551 participants who had given details of alcohol consumption.
  • Consumption of specific beverage types wine, beer and spirits.
  • It was coded as less than one drink per week, 1-6 drinks per week.
  • In addition, 7 or more drinks per week for women and 7-13 and 14 or more drinks per week for men.
  • During follow up, 859 men and 887 women developed diabetes.
  • Men consuming 14 drinks per week were found to have a 43 per cent lower risk of diabetes.
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  • Relative to no alcohol intake, and women consuming 9 drinks per week had a 58 per cent lower risk compared with women who did not drink at all.
  • In terms of frequency, the data revealed that consumption of alcohol 3-4 days a week gave the lowest risk of diabetes, a 27 per cent lower risk in men.
  • In addition,a 32 per cent lower risk in women when compared to individuals drinking less than one day per week.
  • The study found no clear evidence of an association between binge drinking and diabetes risk.
  • Furthermore,which, the authors suggest, may be due to low statistical power since few participants reported binge drinking.
  • Previous studies have consistently suggested that light to moderate alcohol consumption.
  • In terms of amount consumed is associated with a lower risk of diabetes compared with abstention in men and women.
  • Heavy consumption, however, is associated with a risk greater than or equal to that of abstainers.

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