Weight Manager

July 1997 Issue

Calorie Consequences of Alcohol May Be Nil

Should you worry about putting on pounds when raising your glass? Researchers have quibbled for decades over the effects of alcohol on body weight. Some say the calories from alcohol count. Drink too much and the calories add up to extra pounds. Others point to research showing the body is inefficient when it comes to metabolizing alcohol; in other words, the body wastes alcohol calories before they can be stored as fat. Now,

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