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 among Hispanics/Latinos in the U.S. A total of 15,905 participants aged 18-74 were studied. They were categorized as never, former, occasional, low, moderate, or heavy drinkers.

The investigators found that low and moderate consumption of alcohol was associated with lower rates of metabolic syndrome.

This finding is consistent with those from other populations around the world.

Source: Vidot, D., et al. Alcohol consumption and metabolic syndrome among Hispanics/Latinos: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Metab  Syndr Relat Disord, June 15, 2016. [Epub ahead of print.]

Books  for Drinking Reduces Metabolic Syndrome.

Byrne, D., and Wild, S. The Metabolic Syndrome.
Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

Isaacs, S., and Vagnini, F. Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome. Omaha, NE: Addicus, 2006.

Levine, T., and Levine, A. Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

reduces metabolic syndromeReadings for Drinking Reduces Metabolic Syndrome

Alkerwi A, et al.  Alcohol consumption and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome. Athero.  2009, 204, 624-635.

Baik I, & Shin C. Prospective study of alcohol consumption and metabolic syndrome. Am J Clin Nutr, 2008, 87, 1455-63.

Chen CC, et al. The association of alcoholic consumption with metabolic syndrome and its individual components. Nutr Res, 2012, 32, 24-9.

Fan AZ, et al.  Patterns of alcohol consumption and the metabolic syndrome. J Clin Endocrin Metab, 2008, 93, 3833-8.

Fan JG, et al.  Alcohol consumption and metabolic syndrome. World J Gastro,  2008, 14(24), 18-24.

Freiberg MS, et al.  Alcohol consumption and the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in the U.S. Diabetes Care, 2004, 27, 2954-9.

Fujita N, & Takei Y: Alcohol consumption and metabolic syndrome. Hepa Res,  2011, 41, 287-95.

Jin L, et al.  Association between alcohol consumption and metabolic syndrome. Diabetes Res Clin Pract, 2011, 92, 386-92.

Kao WH, et al.    Alcohol consumption and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Am J Epidemiol, 2001, 154, 748-57.

Liu L, et al.  Moderate wine consumption in the prevention of metabolic syndrome. Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders, 2008, 8, 89-98.

Maria TBL, et al.  Different types of alcoholic beverages and incidence of metabolic syndrome and its components.  Clin Nutr, 2013, 32, 797-804.

Shin MH, et al.  Average volume of alcohol consumed, drinking patterns, and metabolic syndrome in older Korean adults. J Epidemiol, 2013, 23, 122-31.

Stoutenberg M, et al.  Prospective study of alcohol consumption and the incidence of the metabolic syndrome in US men. Br J Nutr, 2013, 110, 901-10.

Wakabayashi I. Association between alcohol drinking and metabolic syndrome. J Atberoscler Thromb, 2011, 18, 684-92.

Xiao, J., et al. Association of alcohol consumption and components of metabolic syndrome.  Nutrit Metab. 2015, 12, Art no 5, (12pp).

Yoon YS, et al.  Alcohol consumption and the metabolic syndrome. Am J Clin Nutr, 2004, 80, 217-24.

Zhang M, et al. Associations between metabolic syndrome and its components and alcohol drinking. Exp Clin Endo Diab,  2011, 119, 509-12.