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Does drinking alcohol affect my risk for developing type 2 diabetes?

Drinking alcohol can affect your risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In fact, your risk of developing type 2 diabetes rises with an increase in alcohol consumption. To help prevent type 2 diabetes, it's a good idea to limit yourself to no more than one drink a day.

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