6 december 2009

[Effect of moderate alcohol consumption on insulin sensitivity]

Moderate alcohol consumption has been reported to be associated with lower risk for both cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. An explanation for these epidemiologic observations is not entirely clear. Alcohol raises high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels. Other potential beneficial mechanisms have been proposed including anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic effects. The association between moderate alcohol consumption and insulin sensitivity is still under debate. Possible mechanisms include elevation of adiponectin level, reduction of C-reactive protein and suppression of free fatty acid release from adipose tissue.

Additional Info

  • Authors

    Abel T.; Feher J.
  • Issue

    Orv.Hetil. / pages 2218-2221 / volume 150
  • Published Date

    6 december 2009