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Wednesday 18 May 2016

Wine May Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk More Than Other Alcoholic Beverages

(HealthDay News) — Wine is associated with a greater decrease in the risk for type 2 diabetes than beer or spirits, according to a review published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.

Jin Huang, PhD, from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, and colleagues conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the relationship between intake of specific types of alcoholic beverages and incidence of type 2 diabetes. Data were included from 3 prospective cohort studies, with 397 296 study participants and 20 641 cases of type 2 diabetes.

The researchers found that wine consumption correlated with a significant reduction in the risk for type 2 diabetes compared with no or rare alcohol consumption (pooled relative risks, 0.85), while consumption of beer or spirits was associated with a slight trend toward decreasing risk for type 2 diabetes (relative risk, 0.96 and 0.95, respectively).

There was a U-shaped correlation between all 3 alcohol types and type 2 diabetes. The peak risk reduction was seen for 20 g to 30 g per day for wine and beer and for 7 g to 15 g per day of spirits, with decreases of 20%, 9%, and 5%, respectively.

"This study indicated that wine may be more helpful for protection against type 2 diabetes than beer or spirits," the researchers wrote.

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Anonymous said...

Note to myself Get more wine. Ted

Galina L. said...

I am concerned about a wide-spread of allergies in population, probably as much as you guys are concerned about the rise in diabetics numbers. So many people suffer from allergies nowadays, I remember how I was the only person among people around me with a strong eczema. As an allergic, I can tell that drinking wine on a regular basis is not a good idea, as well as smoking and taking basically any prescription medication.

DeniseinVA said...

Interesting study. I have always heard that a glass of red wine is good for the heart, and learned something else today. Thank you!

Margaret D said...

A lot of people under estimate the value of wine in ones health - all things in moderation as I'm always saying.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Um excelente e elucidativo artigo.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Anonymous said...

Well it is a wonder that you developed Type 2 then.

Lowcarb team member said...

Translation for Francisco's comment:
An excellent and instructive article.
A hug and continuation of a good week .