Consuming alcohol about three to four times a week reduces the chances of developing type 2 diabetes, says a study conducted by Danish researchers.
According to the study, people who follow this pattern of drinking are not as prone to having the disease as much as those who hardly drink.
During the course of the study, researchers surveyed 70,000 people on the level and regularity of their alcohol intake.
The researchers followed up with the participants after about five years and found that total of 859 men and 887 women group had developed a form of diabetes.
Based on their findings, the researchers concluded that moderate alcohol intake reduced a woman’s risk of diabetes by 32% while it lowered a man’s by 27% when compared with those who drink less than once a week.
The study however says that certain types of alcohol had more effect than others.
Red wine is said to be more beneficial, owing to its ability in helping to manage blood sugar.
Janne Tolstrup, a professor from the national institute of public health of the University of Southern Denmark, who led the research, said: “We found that drinking frequency has an independent effect from the amount of alcohol taken. We can see it’s a better effect to drink the alcohol in four portions rather than all at once.”
The study was published in the journal of Diabetologia.
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