Category: Diabetes

Drinking Alcohol, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Health, and Mortality (What You Need to Know)

alcohol and diabetic retinopathy

I. Research Evidence Investigators reviewed existing research on the effects of drinking alcohol, diabetes, cardiovascular health, and mortality. They focused on type 2 or adult-onset diabetes, They found that light and moderate alcohol consumption decreases the risk of diabetes, according to most studies. However, they report that heavy and binge drinking increase that risk. Among …

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Moderate Drinking Reduces Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Moderate drinking reduces metabolic syndrome risk. This is important because the syndrome increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. These are all serious diseases. Metabolic syndrome consists of excess body fat around the waist, high blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, and high cholesterol levels. Researchers looked at drinking and metabolic syndrome …

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False Breathalyzer Results from Acetone in Breath: Breathalyzers often Give Inflated Readings

False breathalyzer results are caused by any of a number of things. (‘Breathalyzer’ has become generic for any alcohol breath testing device. But it’s actually a brand name. Others are Alcoscan, Alcosensor, BAC Datamaster, and Intoxilyzer.) However, a major cause of false breathalyzer results is acetone in the breath. I. Acetone Acetone in the breath …

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