‘Moderate drinkers have lower risk of diabetes’

‘Moderate drinkers have lower risk of diabetes’

People who moderate certain types of alcohol to drink, would have a lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes than persons who other amounts of alcohol drinking.

This is evident from data of 70,000 Danes, obtained from a large-scale health research over five years. The participants in the study shared during these years information about their drankgewoonten and other details about their health, who are published in the journal Diabetologia.

It is important to mention that teetotalers, the lowest risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

In the years of the research were 859 men and 887 women diabetes. The researchers calculated showing the level of alcohol consumption with the lowest risk of diabetes as a result.

It appeared that fourteen alcoholic drinks for men and nine for women the most beneficial effect would effectuate all drinkhoeveelheden. Men have this amount of alcohol 43 percent less likely to have diabetes, women, 58 percent.


Also, the relationship viewed between the types of alcohol and the risk of diabetes. Men who are between one and six beers per week drank, saw their chance of the disease with a 21 percent decrease. In women there was no association between beer and diabetes found.

With them was, however, a relationship between liqueurs and diabetes. Women on a weekly basis for seven or more units of liquor consumed, saw their chance of the disease with 83 percent of the increase.

In both men and women, there was a reduced risk of diabetes encountered when they are seven or more glasses of wine per week drunk. Men saw their chance to for the disease with a 25 percent decrease, and women by 30 percent.


Possible has the associated lifestyle of people who drink also to the lower risk of diabetes. They ate generally healthy and had on average a lower BMI (body mass index).

Professor Janne Tulstrup emphasized that this conclusion is drawn based on five years of data, but see no reason to assume that the results would have otherwise been when this period is prolonged.

Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Nine out of ten people with diabetes has type 2 diabetes, the only form in which the lifestyle of an influence.

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