To stave off diabetes, swap beer for wine

WINE lovers might have one more reason to uncork the merlot this weekend.

A new analysis shows regular wine consumption not only reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, it is more protective than either beer or spirits.

Several earlier meta-analyses have found a protective effect of alcohol consumption in diabetes, say researchers from Huazhong University in China, but theirs is the first to look at specific types of alcoholic drinks.

Data from 13 prospective studies involving 400,000 people shows wine consumption reduces the risk of type 2