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Alcohol reduces risk of diabetes

One to two glasses of alcohol a day reduces the risk of getting diabetes type 2. This is shown by lengthy research by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) and the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) among 35,000 adults.

TNO and Wageningen University helped to analyze the data, TNO reported Tuesday.

Moderate alcohol consumption is part of a healthy lifestyle, which can prevent diabetes. It’s better than not drinking according to the research.

For women one drink is still healthy and with men it is up to two glasses a day. In addition, people should still live a healthy life style according to the research (prevention of obesity, adequate exercise, not smoking and eating balanced).