Friday, March 15, 2013

Alcoholism and Type II Diabetes Part 2

Studies have shown that low blood sugar can induce the craving for alcohol. The studies also show that a craving for sweets may be an early indication of alcoholism. I had no idea that a sugar addiction could actually predict an alcohol addiction. Reducing the intake of sugar and maintaining a stable blood sugar level can lower the cravings for alcohol. It is important to also reduce caffeine intake because it hinders the ability to stabilize blood sugar levels.

I also found out that nutrition therapy can aid in the recovery from alcoholism. Two study groups were developed. One study group was given traditional therapy while the other group was given traditional therapy and nutrition therapy. The second group had a greater number of participants to stop drinking than the first.

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