Drinking 3-4 times a week can keep diabetes away – research

Ok hold up.

A new study says drinking three to four times a week can keep diabetes away. Moderate drinking that is so no going out having a bit of a binge every other day. In fact bingeing at anytime is frowned upon.

But we digress.

According to the team from the National Institute of Public Health at University of Southern Denmark, alcohol consumption for three-four times a week is associated with a reduced risk of diabetes in both men and women.

Our findings suggest that alcohol drinking frequency is associated with the risk of diabetes and that consumption of alcohol over 3-4 weekdays is associated with the lowest risks of diabetes, even after taking average weekly alcohol consumption into account

Using data from the Danish Health Examination Survey (DAHNES) from 2007-2008, in which Danish citizens aged 18 and over completed a self-reporting questionnaire including items on lifestyle and health Professor Janne Tolstrup and colleagues examined the correlation between drinking and diabetes.

Those who were already diabetic were eliminated.

The study comprised 70,551 participants who had given details of alcohol consumption. Consumption of specific beverage types — wine, beer and spirits — was coded as less than one drink per week, one to six drinks per week and seven or more drinks per week for women and seven-13 and 14 or more drinks per week for men.

During follow up, 859 men and 887 women developed diabetes.

Men who had 14 drinks had a 43% lower risk of diabetes compared to those with 0 intake. Women taking 9 drinks had 58% less risk. And when the frequency was nailed down to 3-4 times a week the risk the risk ranged between 27 and 32% less than those who were on 0 per week.

Heavy drinking has a higher or equal risk to those who drink none.

Bottoms up then.

With information from the Indian Express