Moderate Drinking Cuts Diabetes Risk by 30%

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  November 29, 2011 at 2:19 PM Diabetes News
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Middle aged women who eat a diet high in refined carbohydrates (white bread, potatoes, breakfast cereals, sugary drinks) and drink moderate amounts of alcohol, have a 30% lower chance of developing type-2 diabetes, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.
 Moderate Drinking Cuts Diabetes Risk by 30%
Moderate Drinking Cuts Diabetes Risk by 30%

By moderate drinking researchers meant 24 grams (0.8 ounce) of alcohol per day, which translates to about 2-drinks per week. They studied about 80,000 women over a period of 26-years.

The findings do not suggest that alcohol protects against diabetes. Researchers stated that alcohol might affect the body's release of insulin and other substances after a meal, blunting the blood-sugar spikes that promote diabetes.

The new study is published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Source: Medindia

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