If you got a little too tipsy last night, maybe there’s still something good to come out of it!
A new study claims that people who frequently drink a little to moderate amounts of alcohol are less likely to develop diabetes: over people who don’t drink at all.
The study was done with 70,000 Danish people (41,847 women and 28,704 men)…so we’re not talking about a small sample here!
Here were some of the highlights of the study:
- Results were tracked over the course of five years.
- Those who participated in the study were less likely to develop diabetes if they drank 3-4 days a week.
- Men who drank 14 drinks a week had the lowest risk of diabetes.
- Women who drank 9 drinks per week had the lowest risk of diabetes.
- Oddly enough, people who didn’t drink at all seemed to have a higher risk of developing diabetes!
- Even heavy drinkers (28 drinks/week women; 40 drinks/week men) had a lower risk of diabetes.
- For men and women, wine had the lowest risk of diabetes.
- For men, beer was associated with a lower risk of diabetes (spirits didn’t seem to matter either way).
- For women, the risk of diabetes increased if they drank more than seven or more spirits a week.
Please remember not to look at these results as a reason to drink like crazy to become healthy. That’s just silly!
To read some really specific details about the study, click here. Cheers!
Source: Business Insider
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