TIME - "Drinking Wine Is Linked To Lower Risk Of Diabetes" - Amanda MacMillan

New York, NY
 – July 27, 2017  –– 

Drinking alcohol – especially wine – every few days may help protect against type 2 diabetes. According to a new study, people who drank three to four days a week were about 30 percent less likely to develop diabetes than those who drank less than once a week. Ronald Tamler, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and bone disease at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who was not involved in the study, said “It confirms observations from previous research.” He also recommends drinking in moderation, “up to one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men.” He added, “Once somebody has diabetes, different forms of alcohol can have very different effects.”

- Ronald Tamler, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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