Moderate alcohol consumption reduces the risk of diabetes?

Moderate alcohol consumption reduces the risk of diabetes?Moderate alcohol consumption reduces the risk of developing diabetes type 2. This maximum risk in women who abuse hard drinks writing in the October issue of Diabetes Care. Dr. Sofia Carlsson and her colleagues (Clinic, Karolinska University, Stockholm) studied the Association between alcohol consumption and incidence of type 2 diabetes among study participants Finnish twin Cohort: 14 389 dizygotic twins, 6 694 monozygotic twins and 1 695 twins that have not been installed mono - or designate. In 1975, 1981 and 1990, participants completed a special questionnaires regarding alcohol consumption, Smoking, diet, physical activity, social conditions, medical care, etc. For 20 years of follow-up were registered 580 new cases of type 2 diabetes. Compared with the consumption of small doses of alcohol (less than 5 g/day), moderate consumption of alcohol (5-19.9 g/day) was associated with reduced incidence of diabetes. This Association was somewhat less pronounced in persons with overweight (BMI 25 or higher). The relationship between the consumption of large doses of alcohol (not less than 20 g/day) and increased risk of diabetes was found only in thin women. Simultaneous consumption by women of large quantities of alcohol was associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes, regardless of weight. When comparing twins, different pertaining to strong drinks, it was found that moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a lower risk of diabetes than the administration of small doses of alcohol: the odds ratio of 0.5. Diabetes Care 2003;26:2785-90 (translation Solvay

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