Understanding the Relationship between Binge Drinking, Physical Activity, and Diabetes

By Yesoda Bhargava, Saumya Choudhary, Anupam Shukla and Siddhartha Arjaria.

Published by The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society

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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.

Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus, BRFSS, Binge Drinking, Logistic Physical Activity, Alcohol Consumption, Metabolic Syndrome

The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, Volume 7, Issue 3, September 2017, pp.65-75. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 851.479KB).

Yesoda Bhargava

Student, ICT, Atal Behari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information technology and Management, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Saumya Choudhary

Student, ICT, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Anupam Shukla

Professor, ICT, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Siddhartha Arjaria

Scientist/Engineer, ICT, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India