Here’s the bottom line, a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that,
“Compared with nondrinkers, initially normal-weight women who consumed a light to moderate amount of alcohol gained less weight and had a lower risk of becoming overweight and/or obese during 12.9 years of follow-up.”
Of course, there are many factors that might have influenced this conclusion. Interestingly, this seems to apply only to women and not to men, though apparently it has more to do with how men and women account for alcohol in their diet. It seems that women will tend to replace food calories with alcohol calories more than men, who simply add a few brewskies to their daily consumption.
So imbibe with moderation, and ask yourself if it works for you. Can you lose weight while enjoying wine regularly?
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