Alcohol and high blood sugar: less chance of losing weight

Alcohol and high blood sugar: less chance of losing weight

study conducted by Dr. Chao of the University of Pennsylvania explains that those who drink alcohol can lose weight in the short term, but in the long term, that is, after a few months, alcohol consumption makes it more difficult to continue to lose weight.
In particular, the study points out, this is found both in people with severe overweight and in people who have high blood sugar. Alcohol and high blood sugar just don’t get along. Here because.


Now, it is obvious that alcohol in general is bad for health, especially if the consumption goes beyond that half glass of red wine for women (one for men) per day. But it happens to fail on weekends, and in recent years the consumption of alcohol has become more frequent even among the youngest. Thanks to the elaborate cocktails that are consumed during aperitifs, wine and beer tastings, it can be absolutely normal not to pay attention to how much alcohol is consumed even only on weekends. But someone with high blood sugar and predisposed to diabetes shouldn’t actually drink.

Often the situation of high blood sugar and type 2 diabetes is related to being overweight.
Lots of people losing weight also solve the problem of high blood sugar. There are also drastic slimming protocols that significantly reduce blood sugar in type 2 diabetic patients such as that of prof. Roy Taylor I have talked about here and here. 

Precisely because type 2 diabetes is associated with a greater accumulation of visceral fat, particularly in the liver and pancreas. Previous studies had already pointed out that the reduction of fat that lines the pancreas leads to the resolution of type 2 diabetes .


But let’s get to the combination of alcohol and high blood sugar. The study analyzed 5 thousand participants in the AHEAD project: those who regularly consumed alcohol but also had high blood sugar lost weight like those who were sober within a year. But in the next 4 years he tended to gain weight. On the other hand, those who were sober or had minimal and occasional alcohol consumption after 4 years had not regained the lost weight.

The difference is double. That is, after 4 years, alcohol users had lost half the weight of sober ones. If after a year the weight loss was the same, this means that those who drank regained weight over the years.

According to the researchers, this is due to the fact that those who drink tend to eat more: alcohol triggers a greater sense of hunger. Add to this that it has seven calories per gram, every time you drink unwanted calories accumulate between alcohol and extra food eaten. This is particularly deleterious for those suffering from high blood sugar or diabetes: every pound gained worsens the clinical picture.

This difference was not found in previous studies in non-diabetic people.

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