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Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Mongolian Population, Inner Mongolia, China

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Author(s): Dr. Yonghong Zhang

Journal: Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism
ISSN 2155-6156

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Alcohol consumption | Type 2 diabetes | Mongolian population

ABSTRACT
Aim: To investigate the association between alcohol consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes in the Mongolian population, China Methods: Data on demographic, lifestyle factors, family history of hypertension, blood pressure and fasting blood glucose for 2563 Mongolians aged 20 years or older were collected, and associations between drinking and risk of impaired fasting glucose and type 2 diabetes were analyzed by multinomial logistic regression. Results: Age-gender-adjusted Proportions of type 2 diabetes were significantly lower in subjects drinking =25 g and 26-50 g alcohol per day than those in both non-drinkers and >50 g alcohol per day (1.21%, 0.31%, 4.31% and 6.23%, respectively), and multivariate adjusted odds ratio of type 2 diabetes associated with drinking 26-50 g alcohol per day was 0.11(95% confidence interval: 0.01-0.84) compared to non-drinkers, but odds ratio for drinking >50 g alcohol per day was not significant. Conclusions: Drinking 26-50 g alcohol per day was associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes among the Mongolian population.
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