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Diabetes Watch Blog: Alcohol Cuts The Risk Of Diabetes

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Jan 1, 2006

Alcohol Cuts The Risk Of Diabetes

Alcohol Cuts The Risk Of Diabetes
Women who are over 50 years may get protection from developing diabetes if they take up to 3 alcoholic drinks per week. Researchers have found that these women who drank alcoholic beverages were much less likely to develop type-2 diabetes compared to women who never drank alcohol.

For those women who consume more alcohol, the benefit appears to diminish. This research comes from scientists at the Utrecht University Medical Centre in Holland, who studied more than 16,000 women aged between 49 and 70 who were free of diabetes.

After six years, they found that 760 women had developed type 2 diabetes When they examined alcohol use, they found that women who had five to 30g of alcohol per week were much less likely to develop diabetes. Ten grams is a standard drink.

Dr Michiel Bots, who led the study, said: 'Our findings support the evidence of a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes with moderate alcohol consumption and expand this evidence to older women.'

JoAnn      






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Diabetes Watch Blog: Alcohol Cuts The Risk Of Diabetes

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