Drinking a few times a week ‘reduces diabetes risk’

by | Aug 2, 2017 | Health, News

People who drink three to four times a week are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who never drink, Danish researchers suggest. Wine appears to be particularly beneficial, probably as it plays a role in helping to manage blood sugar, the study, published in Diabetologia, says. They surveyed more than 70,000 people on their alcohol intake – how much and how often they drank.

But experts said this wasn’t a “green light” to drink more than recommended. And Public Health England warned that consuming alcohol contributed to a vast number of other serious diseases, including some cancers, heart and liver disease.

“People should keep this in mind when thinking about how much they drink,” a spokeswoman said. Read the full article BBC News