Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 3rd, 2003
The Harvard University findings involved 109,690 women ages 25 to 42 years who took part in a continuing study of nurses' health. During 10 years of follow-up, women who had about half a drink to two drinks a day were 58% less likely than nondrinkers to develop type 2 diabetes, also called adult-onset diabetes. Conversely, those who had more than two drinks of hard liquor a day faced more than double the risk of nondrinkers. Previous studies in men also linked heavy drinking with an increased diabetes risk.
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