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Alcohol can help prevent diabetes: study

Small servings each day can lower chances of developing Type 2


 

According to a 10-year study of 35,000 adults conducted by a Dutch research team, healthy adults who drink up to two glasses of alcohol per day have a smaller chance of developing Type 2 diabetes, which occurs mainly in people age 40 and over, the BBC reports. Those who consumed moderate amounts of alcohol and met at least three of four conditions for a healthy lifestyle had a 40 per cent less chance of developing it than those who didn’t drink. (Moderate consumption was defined as one glass per day for women, and two for men; conditions of a healthy lifestyle included obesity prevention, not smoking, exercise and a balanced diet.) Type 2 diabetes is the most common form and is often caused by obesity.

Reuters


 
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