The Positive Co-Relation Between Alcohol and Diabetes

Now for something completely unexpected. Guess who is more likely to develop diabetes. Is it a person who drinks alcohol less than one day a week or is it someone drinks who consume a few drinks three or four times a week?

Well, we all know that when it comes to alcohol that less is more, however in this particular case, if you answered that individual who hardly drinks is less likely to develop diabetes, you would be wrong.

At least that is what a new study published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, contends, noting that people who drink moderately often have a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who never drink.

Men and women who hoist a few glasses three to four days a week have lower risks of developing diabetes, Danish researchers discovered that people who consume three or four drinks a day had a lower risk of the disease. When measured against people who drink less than one day each week, men who frequently imbibe have a 27% lower risk while women who drink more frequently have a 32% lower risk, researchers concluded.

Now before you run out and buy yourself a jug of hard liquor, keep these facts in mind. Although moderate drinking carries a lower risk of diabetes when measured against sobriety, heavy drinking carries a cornucopia of health risks. So just remember – moderation is the key!In terms of volume, researchers insist that translates into 14 alcoholic beverages a  week for men and nine beverages for women.

Wine is an excellent choice. Men and women enjoyed seven or more glasses of wine each week had a 25% to 30% lower risk of diabetes when compared to tea toddlers who consumed less than a glass over the same time period.

“It’s been kind of a dictum for quite a number of years that people who don’t drink at all don’t live as long as people who drink mildly or moderately,” said Len Horovitz, an internist at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC who added that “the theory behind that was that mild drinking, at least, was good for lower blood pressure, dilated blood vessels,” and both of these outcomes translate to better overall circulation.


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