Alcohol as a Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes

  title={Alcohol as a Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes},
  author={Dolly Baliunas and Benjamin J. F. Taylor and Hyacinth M. Irving and Michael Roerecke and Jayadeep Patra and S. R. Mohapatra and J{\"u}rgen Rehm},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
OBJECTIVE To clarify the dose-response relationship between alcohol consumption and type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A systematic computer-assisted and hand search was conducted to identify relevant articles with longitudinal design and quantitative measurement of alcohol consumption. Adjustment was made for the sick-quitter effect. We used fractional polynomials in a meta-regression to determine the dose-response relationships by sex and end point using lifetime abstainers as the… CONTINUE READING
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