What we are studying
There is a lot of debate on the health effects of moderate (no more than 1-2 alcoholic beverages each day) alcohol use. Many studies found that adults who reported drinking alcohol in moderation tended to develop heart disease and diabetes less often than adults who drank no alcohol. However, other studies found opposite results or showed no relationship between drinking alcohol and these diseases.
This study examines the relationship between moderate drinking of alcohol and risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Participants in this study will be asked to either drink one serving of alcohol each day or to abstain from drinking alcohol for about 6 years.
Participants will receive $30 for each completed visit after randomization and will receive compensation for staying in their assigned group.