That glass of red wine or beer you drink does more than just give you a buzz — it may actually help prevent type 2 diabetes, according to a new Danish study from the journal Diabetologia.
The study, which collected its data from over 70,000 Danish people, found those who drink a moderate amount of alcohol three to four days a week had the lowest risk of type 2 diabetes, including nondrinkers and heavy drinkers.
The study used data from the Danish Health Examination Study and looked at the drinking habits of 41,847 women and 28,704 men. The researchers then tracked whether the subjects developed diabetes within a five-year period.
Specifically, the researchers found that men who had 14 drinks a week had a 43 percent less chance of developing type 2 diabetes compared to non-drinkers, whereas women who had 9 drinks a week had a 58 percent less chance than non-drinkers.
The study, however, has a few caveats.
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