Teen drinking ups diabetes risk


Nicola Garrett

Frequent and heavy drinking during adolescence can lead to a 12-fold increased risk of diabetes, an Australian study shows.

    The study of almost 3,000 young adults found that those who drank more than five drinks on more than 3 week days had a four-fold increased risk of diabetes compared to lifetime abstainers.

    This figure increased to a 12-fold risk when compared to current abstainers, found the 15 year study