Moderate Alcohol Consumption Lowers the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

14 Mar 2005Lando L.J. Koppes, PHD, Jacqueline M. Dekker, PHD, Henk F.J. Hendriks, PHD, Lex M. Bouter, PHD and Robert J. Heine, MD, PHD

The present evidence from observational studies suggests an ∼30% reduced risk of type 2 diabetes in moderate alcohol consumers, whereas no risk reduction is observed in consumers of ≥48 g/day.

Meta Analysis
1 effect
12 years
381821 subjects

Reported Outcomes


Red Wine Beverage risk & protective factor
Protective Factor Red Wine

Type 2 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome
Decreased risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Lymphatic system

High evidence