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Can Drinking in Moderation Reduce Your Diabetes Risk? Can Drinking in Moderation Reduce Your Diabetes Risk?

Can Drinking in Moderation Reduce Your Diabetes Risk?

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Wine consumption has already been linked to cardiovascular health and lower inflammation risk, but a new study gives consumers another reason to enjoy that daily glass. When consumed in moderation, researchers say red wine can prevent Type 2 diabetes, a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, and more.

A previous health study conducted between 2007 and 2012 surveyed 70,000 adults on their lifestyle and health habits. During the five-year period, 859 men and 887 women developed diabetes, but those in the study who were at the lowest risk for the disease were moderate drinkers.

Researchers at the Denmark National Institute of Public Health followed up with a new study and found that men who drank 14 drinks each week reduced their diabetes risk by 43 percent, while women who consumed nine drinks a week were 58 percent less likely. Those who drank four days each week had a 27 to 32 percent lower chance of developing diabetes than those who drank only once a week.

Wine intake was especially helpful in preventing diabetes, with those who drank seven or more glasses a week seeing a 25 to 30 percent lower risk than those who only drank one glass. Drinking one to six beers a week could reduce your risk by 21 percent, according to the study results.

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Stephanie Faris

Stephanie is a freelance writer and novelist whose work has appeared on,, the Intuit Small Business Blog, and many others. She is the Simon & Schuster author of 8 children's books, including the Piper Morgan chapter book series, 25 Roses, and 30 Days of No Gossip.

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