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Diabetes Care. 2009 Jun;32(6):1101-3. doi: 10.2337/dc08-1723. Epub 2009 Feb 24.

Effect of drinking on adiponectin in healthy men and women: a randomized intervention study of water, ethanol, red wine, and beer with or without alcohol.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine II, Cardiology, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany. armin.imhof@uni-ulm.de

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with reduced incidence of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular mortality and increases adiponectin concentrations, but effects might differ according to sex and beverage consumed.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:

A total of 72 healthy individuals (22-56 years) were enrolled in this randomized controlled crossover trial. After washout, two interventions for 3 weeks followed: ethanol (concentration 12.5%), beer (5.6%), or red wine (12.5%) equivalent to 30 g ethanol/day for men and 20 g/day for women or the same de-alcoholized beverages or water. Adiponectin was measured by sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.

RESULTS:

Among women, adiponectin significantly increased after consuming red wine (29.8%, P < 0.05) and increased among men after ethanol solution (17.4%, P < 0.05) and consuming beer (16.1%, P < 0.05). De-alcoholized beverages had no substantial effect on adiponectin concentrations.

CONCLUSIONS:

Moderate amounts of ethanol-containing beverages increased adiponectin concentrations, but sex-specific effects might depend on type of beverage consumed.

PMID:
19244090
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PMCID:
PMC2681019
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