Moderate Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages May Lower Risk of Metabolic Diseases


Researchers from the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) investigated the relationship between the consumption of alcoholic beverages and the prevalence of insulin resistance (IR), metabolic syndrome (MetS) and Type-2-Diabetes (T2DM)

In a population-based study with high mean alcohol intake. In 6172 adults (age 35–75 years), alcohol consumption was categorized as 1–6, 7–13, 14–20, 21–27, 28–34 and ≥ 35 drinks ⁄ week or as non-drinkers (0), low-risk (1–13), medium-to-high-risk (14–34) and very-high-risk (≥ 35) drinkers.
An U-shaped association between the use of alcoholic beverages and the prevalence of the above metabolic diseases was observed. The prevalence of the MetS, T2DM and mean IR decreased with low-risk drinking and increased with high-risk drinking. No differences were noted with regards to the type of beverage consumed.


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