A new study shows that wine drinkers who are more likely to have had a high-sugar diet may have a higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome.
The study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, found that those with a history of diabetes or high blood pressure who consumed a lot of wine also had higher blood sugar levels.
The researchers looked at data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) conducted between 2004 and 2009, which collects information about people’s dietary habits.
The findings suggest that if people with a sugar-related diet have a history or current health condition, they are more than twice as likely to develop metabolic syndrome, the condition in which the body’s ability to regulate its blood sugar and insulin levels is impaired.
The condition affects more than one in five adults.
A sugar-containing beverage can trigger insulin spikes in the bloodstream and cause the body to produce more insulin.
The extra insulin released can lead to elevated blood sugar.
The new study found that participants who consumed more than 10 glasses of red wine a week had a higher likelihood of having metabolic syndrome compared to those who consumed less than 1.5 glasses a week.
The amount of sugar that a person consumed was not associated with whether they developed metabolic syndrome or not.
While the new study doesn’t prove that sugar causes diabetes or metabolic syndrome in and of itself, it does show that having a sugar problem can be an indicator that your body is not making enough insulin to keep your blood sugar stable.
Researchers found that more than 40 percent of those with metabolic syndrome were obese, which was a key risk factor for the condition.
Those with high blood sugar also had a lower body mass index (BMI) and a higher rate of diabetes and heart disease.
These individuals had more metabolic syndrome and had a significantly higher risk for developing diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases.
“People who have metabolic syndrome have a much higher risk to develop cardiovascular disease and diabetes than those who don’t,” said study researcher James P. Dyer, M.D., Ph.
D. “In general, people who have diabetes are much more likely than the general population to develop obesity, heart disease, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes.”
The new research could be important for those who are trying to lose weight and lose excess weight to keep their insulin levels in check, as well as those who have been diagnosed with metabolic syndromes.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently warned that diabetes and metabolic syndrome are the two biggest killers in the United States.
“The new research shows that even if you are healthy and have healthy metabolic health, you may have diabetes and/or metabolic syndrome if you consume too much sugar,” Dr. Dyers said.
“I think it is important to remember that there are people who are at high risk for metabolic syndrome as well.
If you eat too much, it is going to raise your risk of metabolic syndrome.”
For more information about diabetes and metabolism, check out the Diabetes Facts app, available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.