Journal article

Alcohol intake, consumption pattern and beverage type, and the risk of Type 2 diabetes

AM Hodge, DR English, K O'Dea, GG Giles

DIABETIC MEDICINE | WILEY | Published : 2006


AIMS: To examine associations between amount and frequency of alcohol consumption, and Type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A prospective study of 36 527 adults aged 40-69 at baseline. Incident cases of Type 2 diabetes were identified by questionnaire 4 years later. Sex-specific logistic regression models, adjusting for country of birth, dietary glycaemic index, energy intake and age, and in a second model body mass index (BMI) and waist-hip ratio (WHR), were used. RESULTS: Diabetes status was ascertained for 31 422 (86%) participants, and 362 cases identified. Former drinkers had higher risks than lifetime abstainers. Female drinkers had lower risk than lifetime abstainers (ORs or = 20 g/day 0.46, 0...

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