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Drinking in Moderation reduces Risk of Diabetes by 30 Per Cent

Thu, 01 Dec 2011

Middle aged women who adhere to a diet high in refined carbohydrates, such as, potatoes, white bread, cereals and sugary drinks, and drink alcohol in moderation, are 30 per cent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes .

These are the results of a new study conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

Drinking in moderation equals 24 grams or 0.8 ounces of alcohol daily which equates to two drinks a week.

The researchers studied approximately 80,000 women over 26 years.

The findings are not suggesting that alcohol protects you from becoming diabetic .

However the researchers say that alcohol can affect the body's release of insulin as well as other substances post meal, interrupting the high blood sugar levels which promote the development of .

This latest study has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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