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Weird (and wonderful?) research shows moderate alcohol intake is linked to reduce risk of T2 diabetes | October 21, 2009

Alcohol Linked to Lower Risk for Diabetes and Less Insulin Secretion

Moderate daily alcohol intake (1-3 drinks per day) is linked to a reduced risk for incident diabetes and to lower insulin secretion in patients assigned to metformin or lifestyle modification for diabetes prevention, according to the results of a new study.

Jill P. Crandall, MD, (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, which is participating in the Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group) writes, “Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a decreased risk of Type 2 diabetes in the general population, but little is known about the effects in individuals at high risk of diabetes…. The objectives were to determine associations between alcohol consumption and diabetes risk factors and whether alcohol consumption was a predictor of incident diabetes in individuals enrolled in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).”


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