Alcohol on several days per week could lower diabetes risk

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Researchers in Denmark have shown that drinking alcohol on 3 to 4 days every week can drastically reduce a person’s chance of developing diabetes.
A Danish study that examined patterns of alcohol consumption has found that compared with abstainers, people who drank moderately on 3 to 4 days each week had the lowest risk of developing diabetes, especially if they drank wine.

The researchers, from the University of Southern Denmark in Copenhagen, report their findings in the journal Diabetologia.

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