Glass of wine a day could help battle diabetes

13th October, 2015 by Lauren Eads

Scientists from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel have hailed the benefits of drinking a glass of red wine every day, which they say could help people with type 2 diabetes manage their cholesterol and cardiac health.

As part of the study the health of 224 patients with type two diabetes, the form linked to obesity, aged 45 to 75 and who generally abstained from alcohol.

Gradually introducing moderation wine consumption as part of a healthy diet platform, the study found that those who regularly had a drink with their evening meal had healthier hearts and lower cholesterol levels than those who drank mineral water or white wine instead.

Neither red nor white wine resulted in a change in blood pressure or liver function, however sleep quality was significantly improved….

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3 Responses to “Glass of wine a day could help battle diabetes”

  1. John Lang says:

    Great to see another article on one of the benefits of drinking good wine, although the results were already common knowledge of course. Good wine helps reduce cancer, stroke, heart attack, diabetes and dementia amongst many other benefits. However yet again we see confusion even in the title which will render this study useless when the anti alcohol lobby get hold of it. It is not the effects of “moderate alcohol”. These effects are caused by the anti-oxidants such as resveratrol, not by the alcohol. These anti-oxidants are not present in any significant quantity in processed drinks such as 85% of the wine sold in the UK, nor RTDs, spirits or mass produced beers. These doctors may be very good at analysis but they’re not so good at wording their reports. Good wine is a nutritious healthy drink – exactly the opposite to heavily processed alcoholic drinks, and this report while praising the benefits of the anti-oxidants is not distinguishing between the two and is heaping the praise on “moderate alcohol” instead.

  2. Mel says:

    Yet more good news for those who enjoy a nice glass of wine. 😉

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