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4 Your Health: Low acceptance rate for kidneys; drinking to prevent diabetes

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Tucson- Some good news for people who enjoy a daily cocktail.

A new Danish study finds frequent drinkers have a lower risk of diabetes. Men who had 14 drinks a week and women who had nine, were least likely to develop the disease.

How often people drank also played a role. People who drank three to four days a week had a much lower risk of diabetes than those who drank less frequently.

Avoiding deceased kidneys

New research reveals transplant centers in the U.S. often refuse deceased donor kidneys.

Scientists, from Case Western Reserve University, studied seven million donor kidney offers over five years.

Donor kidneys were declined an average of seven times before being accepted for transplant.

The most common reason for refusal was the quality of the organ or the donor's age. Men and minority patients were least likely to accept deceased kidneys

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