‘Moderate drinkers have lowest risk of diabetes’

‘Moderate drinkers have lowest risk of diabetes’

People who moderate certain types of alcohol to drink, would have a lower chance of developing diabetes than a person who has never had a glass of alcohol drink.

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

859 men and 887 women were in this years 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. 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 by 21 percent decrease in comparison with men who have less than one glass per week is enough. In women there was no association between beer and diabetes found.

This research group 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 increase in comparison with women who were less than one glass of liquor drunk on a weekly basis.

In both men and women, there was a reduced risk of diabetes encountered when they are seven or more glasses of wine per week drinking. Men saw their chance with 25 percent and women to 30 percent, again in comparison with people who have less than one glass of wine per week is consumed.


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.

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