Study: Moderate drinking may reduce diabetes risk in carb eaters

11/27/2011 | Reuters

Data on 82,000 middle-aged women revealed that those who ate a diet high in refined carbohydrates but had moderate alcohol intake were 30% less likely to develop diabetes compared with those who had similar eating habits but did not drink alcohol, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Alcohol may affect the release of insulin after meals, which may help regulate blood glucose levels, researchers said.

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