Type II Diabetes Risk Linked to Binge Drinking

“Binge drinking causes insulin resistance, which increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to the results of an animal study led by researchers at the Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.”

Type II diabetes is the more common form of diabetes, the one we hear about in the news as “being epidemic”. Usually Type II develops from poor lifestyle choices though in some instances, other unavoidable factors occur. Many media outlets have done the public a great disservice by not making these unavoidable risk factors known. They include:

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But since this study shows that the lifestyle choice of binge drinking links to Type II diabetes, there’s another reason to stop binge drinking besides the risk of accidental death brought on by alcohol poisoning, alcohol-related accident, or alcohol-related violence. This type of behavior directly causes insulin resistance to occur, even independent of the type of diet followed. Seek professional help by speaking to your doctor or a therapist if you feel you can’t stop.