Diabetics, Alcohol & Heart Disease

The American Diabetes Association reports that "In people with diabetes, light-to-moderate amounts of alcohol are associated with a decreased risk of heart disease, probably because alcohol raises HDL cholesterol, the so-called 'good cholesterol.'"

It also emphaiszes the importance of eating while drinking wine, spirits, or beer.

 

Reference:

  • Wheeler, M., et al. Is there a place for alcohol in your biabetes meal plan? Diabetes Forecast, 2003 (August).

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