Drinking and Metabolic Disorders

This IARD Health Review focuses on the two most common metabolic disorders, Type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome (MetS). The relationship between alcohol intake and risk for metabolic disorders, notably Type 2 diabetes mellitus and MetS, is characterized by a U-shaped or a J-shaped curve, similar to what is observed for cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.

IARD Health Reviews cover the effects of alcohol consumption on health outcomes. They offer an overview of the relationship between drinking patterns and health outcomes, compile the key literature, and provide the reader with an extensive bibliography that refers to original research on each topic. The Reviews attempt to present the balance of the available evidence. They do not necessarily reflect the views of IARD or its sponsoring companies. IARD Health Reviews offer an overview of scientific literature on the relationship between alcohol consumption and health outcomes and provide the reader with a bibliography that refers to original peer-reviewed research on each topic. The Reviews attempt to present the balance of the available evidence. They do not necessarily reflect the views of IARD or its sponsoring companies.

Last reviewed: January 2016

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