New Research: Moderate Drinking Linked To Lower T2 Diabetes Risk
By Mike Boyle

A new research study has found that among more than 35,000 Dutch adults followed for a decade, those who averaged an alcoholic drink or two per day were 45 percent less likely than non-alcoholic drinkers to develop type 2 diabetes. The researchers` findings were recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The study`s findings are based on 35,625 adults who were between the ages of 20 and 70 and free of diabetes, heart disease and cancer at the outset. Participants had their weight, height and waist and hip circumference measured and completed questionnaires on their health and lifestyle habits.

While the study`s findings do not prove that drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation itself lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers say the findings do suggest that the alcohol-diabetes connection is not explained away by other lifestyle factors.

Read much more on this study here, plus view an abstract summary of the study here.


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Originally posted April 28, 2010.