Fri Jul 12, 2002
By Amy Norton
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A drink or two a day may help cut the risk of artery disease among people with type 2 diabetes, according to Japanese researchers.
Their study of about 200 adults with the condition found that light to moderate drinkers showed less artery stiffness compared with either non-drinkers or heavy drinkers. Arterial stiffness increases as the blood vessel disease atherosclerosis progresses, and atherosclerosis can lead to heart attack or stroke.