Red Wine Might Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes


WEB SITE AND THE PHONE LINES. SOUTHWEST SETHERE’S NO INDICATION IT WAS CAUSED BY HACKERS. PEOPLE WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MAY WANT TO CONSIDER A DAILY GLASS OF RED WINE. TURNS OUT IT COULD HELP PEOPLE WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MANAGE CHOLESTEROL AND IMPROVE THEIR HEART HEALTH. KATHY WALSH JOINS US WITH MORE. A STUDY DONE OVER TWO YEARS. ACCORDING TO THE RESEARCH A MODERATE INTAKE OF RED WINE RESULTED IN LOWER BLOOD SUGAR AND DECREASED DEVELOPMENT OF HEART DISEASE. 51-YEAR-OLD GARRETT RUBIN SAYS HE HAS TO WATCH EVERYTHING IN HIS DIET. SINCE BEING DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE II DIABETES. FAT AND SALT AND SUGAR. Reporter: NOW A NEW LARGE STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE SAYS A DAILY GLASS OF RED WINE MAY HELP PEOPLE WITH TYPE II DIABETES. ONE TO TWO GLASSES FOR MEN AND ONE GLASS FOR WOMEN DAILY AT DINNER OVER A TWO-YEAR PERIOD RESULTED IN LOWER BLOOD SUGARS AND DECREASED DEVELOPMENT OF HEART DISEASE. RED WINE ALSO MODESTLY INCREASED LEVELS OF HDL OR GOOD CHOLESTEROL AND LOWERED OVERALL CHOLESTEROL. THE DOCTOR SAYS RESEARCHERS HAVE KNOWN FOR A WHILE THAT MODERATE AMOUNTS OF ALCOHOL ARE FINE FOR DIABETICS BUT THE JURY WAS OUT ON WHICH KIND OF ALCOHOL HAD THE MOST BENEFIT. SO IT IS THE PHENOLS, THE RESVERATROL, THE BUTANINS, THEY WORK TOGETHER WITH THE ETHANOL POSSIBLY TO RESULT IN THE POSITIVE CHANGES. Reporter: RUBIN SAYS DIET, EXERCISE AND MEDICATION ARE STILL HIS FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE BUT NOW? NOW, SINCE I HAVE THE CHOICE, I THINK RED WINE MAY BE THE THING. WHY NOT, RIGHT? DIABETICS IN THE STUDY GENERALLY DIDN’T DRINK ALCOHOL

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