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Is drinking alcohol healthy? Show more Show less
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Alcoholic beverages are widely consumed across the globe in a multitude of settings. Many people enjoy and promote alcohol use, while many others point out its potential negative impacts. Is alcohol consumption healthy?

Yes, drinking alcohol is healthy. Show more Show less

Alcohol can have multiple health and psychological benefits.
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Alcohol is healthy because it can reduce the risk of type II diabetes.

Alcohol can have positive effects on insulin regulation and protect from type II diabetes.
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The Argument

Type II diabetes is a disease in which the body has difficulty regulating its glucose (sugar) levels. Alcohol has been found to increase adiponectin levels, which is a hormone that improves insulin sensitivity. Insulin is what your body uses to regulate glucose levels, so moderate alcohol consumption can help decrease the chances of type II diabetes.

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-This has only been observed from correlational studies, not proven in experiments. -The health drawbacks of alcohol outweigh the lowered chance for type II diabetes.

Premises

P[1] Type II diabetes is caused by incorrect insulin activity. P[2] Alcohol can improve insulin activity. P[3] Alcohol can reduce the risk of type II diabetes.

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