Investigators reviewed existing research on the effects of drinking alcohol and diabetes, cardiovascular health, and death. They focused on type 2 or adult-onset diabetes.
I. Research Evidence
I. Research Evidence
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.
Gender and weight (body mass index) also have an impact on diabetes, cardiovascular health, and mortality.
The research findings were published in the journal Current Diabetes Reports.1
Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease. It harms the kidneys, nerves, and eyes. Also, it can cause medical problems such as blindness, heart disease, stroke, impotence, loss of limbs, and death.
Over one in 20 people in the U.S. suffers from diabetes. Millions and millions of people around the world have the disease. And millions more are at risk. The subject of drinking alcohol and diabetes is an important matter.
The American Diabetes Association identifies common symptoms of diabetes.
- Blurry vision.
- Cuts or bruises that heal very slowly.
- Extreme fatigue.
- Frequent urination.
- Pain, tingling, or numbness in the hands or feet.
- Strong hunger and thirst.
Even if a symptom is mild, it could mean diabetes. It’s best to see a doctor to be sure. And to get treatment if needed.
You might be interested in these.
- Drinking Alcohol and Type 2 Diabetes (Adult Onset Diabetes).
- Alcohol and Cardiovascular Disease: Moderate Drinking is Protective
- Moderate Drinking Reduces Heart and Circulation Diseases (Cardiovascular Diseases).
- Cardiovascular Health Benefitted from Drinking Over Guidelines
- Drinking Alcohol and Mortality in Cardiovascular Disease Patients
- Drinking Alcohol and Risk of Cardiovascular Death
- Lifestyle and Cardiovascular Disease & Mortality among Middle-Aged & Older Women.
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- Effects of Alcohol on Risk of Strokes and Heart Attacks.
- Drinking and Coronary Artery Disease Risk in US Veterans: Effects of Alcohol.
III. Resources: Drinking Alcohol & Diabetes
- Am Diabetes Assn. Complete Guide to Diabetes.
- Clark, P. Diabetes [Cookbook for diabetics].
- This site gives no advice. Please see your doctor with questions.
- Polsky, S., & Akturk, H. Alcohol Consumption, Diabetes Risk, and Cardiovascular Disease Within Diabetes. Curr Diab Rep, 17(12),136 +.