The news that top scientists have established that people who drink alcohol more regularly are less likely to develop diabetes.

The results found that even compared to those who are teetotal, occasional drinkers had a noticeably reduced risk. These findings elaborated that wine drinkers in particular are the least likely to lead to encounter the life-changing diagnosis.

There has been a great deal of backlash following this outcome, as it seems to promote drinking, although only in moderation. Many have criticised the judgment on social media and questioned why the scientists would support this, whilst demanding the verdict be scrutinised further by an impartial party. When pressed by the Rochdale Herald, government health officials have declined to comment on the matter for the time being, while an investigation is launched.

This conclusion was highly unexpected and almost directly contradicts the previous thinking that drinking often leads to the condition. The argument is that the levels of drinking are not high, nor binge-drinking, but a consistent moderate amount. Not all quarters are being so negative, with backing emerging from the unlikeliest of sources.

Upon hearing this information, sufferers are in jubilant ahead of the weekend. One person with the illness expressed delight, “We are fucking buzzing mate! The whole squad are going to absolutely smash it this weekend, it’s gonna get messy!” With the change in opinion causing a clear division in society, it will no doubt be examined further, with the results closely watched. For now at least, sufferers are clearly enjoying their new-found freedom.