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Moderate alcohol consumption has been shown previously to improve insulin sensitivity in men

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7078.443a (Published 08 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:443
  1. George Razay, Lecturer in geriatric medicinea,
  2. K W Heaton, Reader in medicineb
  1. a Centre For Education and Research on Ageing, Concord G Hospital, Concord, NSW 2139, Australia
  2. b University Department of Medicine, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol BS2 8HW

    Editor–Stefan Kiechl and colleagues claim that their study is the first to show a relation between alcohol consumption and plasma insulin concentrations in men.1 This is untrue. Over a year ago we published data on the relation between alcohol consumption and plasma insulin and lipoprotein concentrations in a large cross sectional study of men.2

    Altogether 729 men aged 40-69 (75% of a stratified random sample) were recruited from general practitioners' lists in …

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