Moderate drinking linked to lower diabetes risk
(Reuters Health) – Adults who have a drink or two per day may have a lower diabetes risk than teetotalers — and the link does not appear to be explained by moderate drinkers’ generally healthier lifestyle, a new study finds.
A number of studies have found an association between moderate drinking and a relatively lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, whether that reflects a benefit of alcohol has been unclear. A central issue is the fact that, compared with both non-drinkers and heavy drinkers, moderate drinkers tend to have a generally healthier lifestyle.