CHEERS TO THIS!
Good news: As you savour your next glass of wine, you can do so in the knowledge it could be lowering your risk of diabetes. A Danish study found that men and women who drank alcohol three to four times during the week had a 27 per cent and 32 per cent reduced risk, respectively, compared to those who drank less than one drink per week.
But not all alcohol is created equal, according to the researchers. While seven glasses of wine per week was associated with 25-30 per cent lower risk, a similar number of beers reduced diabetes risk in men only ( 21 per cent lower) and had no effect on women. And it’s not such good news for lovers of spirits – seven or more of those over a week actually increased diabetes risk in women by a whopping 83 per cent.
If wine isn't your tipple, here are some other healthy ways to lower your chance of developing diabetes…