Study reveals more health benefits to drinking wine

Loni Stark at Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Researchers have discovered something you may be very happy to hear about: drinking wine may have have positive impacts on your health.

Previous studies has indicated that wine could reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Now there’s more to add to the story. From Wine Spectator:

“A number of studies [have] already found that diabetes risk was lower among those with a light to moderate intake as compared to nondrinkers and those with a heavy intake,” Janne Tolstrup, who led the research team from the University of Southern Denmark’s National Institute of Public Health, told Wine Spectator in an email. “We aimed at testing if drinking patterns, measured in frequency, played a role in this association.”

Key points from the research:

  • Published in journal Diabetologia;
  • Data sourced from 2007 survey;
  • Those who spread their consumption out over three to four days per week showed a significantly lower diabetes risk

Other health benefits from drinking wine that have been reported in the past include reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. In addition — this just keeps getting better — some studies suggest wine can protect against several forms of cancer, and help promote stronger bones (cutting risk of osteoporosis) and sharper minds.

Bottoms up, indeed.

Head over to Wine Spectator for the article by Lexi Williams who writes, “having a few drinks spread out over the course of the week, and maintaining other healthy habits, might just help keep diabetes at bay.”

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  • Donna

    I like wine. I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes and put on Metformin on June 26th, 2016. I started the ADA diet and followed it 100% for a few weeks and could not get my blood sugar to go below 140. Finally i began to panic and called my doctor, he told me to get used to it. He said I would be on metformin my whole life and eventually insulin. At that point i knew something wasn’t right and began to do a lot of research. Then I found Lisa’s diabetes story (google ” HOW EVER I FREED MYSELF FROM THE DIABETES ” ) I read that article from end to end because everything the writer was saying made absolute sense. I started the diet that day and the next morning my blood sugar was down to 100 and now i have a fasting blood sugar between Mid 70’s and the 80’s. My doctor took me off the metformin after just three week of being on this lifestyle change. I have lost over 30 pounds and 6+ inches around my waist in a month. The truth is we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods