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  • Title: Understanding the Relationship between Binge Drinking, Physical Activity, and Diabetes
  • Author(s): Yesoda Bhargava, Saumya Choudhary, Anupam Shukla, Siddhartha Arjaria
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Health, Wellness & Society
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society
  • Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus, BRFSS, Binge Drinking, Logistic Physical Activity, Alcohol Consumption, Metabolic Syndrome
  • Volume: 7
  • Issue: 3
  • Year: 2017
  • ISSN: 2156-8960 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2156-9053 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2156-8960/CGP/v07i03/65-75
  • Citation: Bhargava, Yesoda , Saumya Choudhary, Anupam Shukla, and Siddhartha Arjaria. 2017. "Understanding the Relationship between Binge Drinking, Physical Activity, and Diabetes." The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society 7 (3): 65-75. doi:10.18848/2156-8960/CGP/v07i03/65-75.
  • Extent: 10 pages

Abstract

Metabolic syndrome is becoming a commonly talked term these days. Due to poor lifestyle habits, humans are falling prey to debilitating diseases. One of the diseases in the metabolic syndrome is diabetes. The world is witnessing a global epidemic of diabetes. Research has shown that a sedentary lifestyle combined with poor food habits is the main cause behind this disease. In this paper, we intend to observe the effect of binge drinking on diabetes in human population and also observe how the risk associated with diabetes changes with the physical activity intervention. We observe that higher degree of binge drinking is a risk factor for diabetes and exercise lowers the risk of developing diabetes considerably. All data analysis is performed in STATA. We have used BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) data of CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention), USA.