Democrats Ask Drug Policy Office to Do More to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Twenty Democratic senators are asking the Office of National Drug Control Policy to do more to combat the opioid epidemic, according to the Associated Press.
A study of 35,000 20- to 70-year-olds in the Netherlands found that moderate alcohol consumption — in conjunction with a variety of healthy lifestyle choices — was associated with a 40-percent reduction in risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Reuters reported May 26 that the protective effect held as long as study subjects also met at least three of four healthy-lifestyle conditions: obesity prevention, adequate exercise, not smoking, and a balanced diet. The moderate drinkers were less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes compared to abstainers who adopted similar healthy behaviors.
The researchers defined moderate drinking as consuming one daily drink for women and up to two per day for men.