Wine consumption has already been linked to cardiovascular health and lower inflammation risk, but a new study gives consumers another reason to enjoy that daily glass. When consumed in moderation, researchers say red wine can prevent Type 2 diabetes, a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, and more.

A previous health study conducted between 2007 and 2012 surveyed 70,000 adults on their lifestyle and health habits. During the five-year period, 859 men and 887 women developed diabetes, but those in the study who were at the lowest risk for the disease were moderate drinkers.

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Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

Researchers Seek to Learn More About Diabetes

November 14th was World Diabetes Day, reminding the medical community and the consumer market just how much work still needs to be done in finding a cure. There are currently 400 million people worldwide living with the disease and that number is expected to increase to 640 million by 2040.

With so many people affected, it’s important to understand the behaviors that are contributing to the epidemic. Experts believe that obesity rate growth in America and Europe has led to an increase in diabetes diagnoses, due in large part to the more sedentary lifestyles residents now live. This combines with the poor dietary choices many people make on a daily basis to create a higher at-risk population than in previous generations.

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More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, making it a more prevalent condition than diabetes, coronary heart disease, and cancer. Finding relief can be difficult, with too many sufferers becoming addicted to prescription painkillers as a result.

But a new law in Maine may be a model that other states should consider. After a surge in opioid deaths in the state, lawmakers have cracked down on the medical profession, making it more difficult for patients to get access to unlimited amounts of opioid medication.

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