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Wine tied to healthier arteries for some diabetics

Some previous research has linked drinking moderate amounts of wine or other alcohol to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in otherwise healthy people as well as diabetics

Lisa Rapaport | Reuters 

Some diabetics with plaque buildup in their arteries might have less debris in their blood vessels after adding wine to their diets, a recent study suggests. For the study, researchers examined data on 224 people with type 2 diabetes who normally didn’t drink alcohol, but were randomly assigned to follow a Mediterranean diet and drink approximately one glass of red wine, white wine or water daily. Among the subset of 174 people with ultrasound images of their arteries, 45 per cent had detectable plaque at the start of the study. Two years later, researchers ...

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First Published: Sat, February 24 2018. 23:16 IST