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Moderate Drinking May Help Lower the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

The positive and negative effects of alcohol

While the study suggests an association between alcohol and a lower possibility of type 2 diabetes, the study cannot conclude that alcohol causes these protective effects. Tolstrup also indicates that alcohol is linked to more than 50 diverse diseases and conditions—in both positive and negative ways. The study did not, for instance, take into account the elevated risk of breast cancer that’s been linked with even low levels of alcohol consumption.