“Women who consumed between 1.5 and 3 drinks daily had a 27 percent and 61 percent lower risk of becoming overweight or obese, respectively, than women who didn’t drink at all, according to the study, which was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.”
Interesting, but unfortunately not a statistic that should inspire us to increase our alcohol consumption.
“I think [the study] suggests that there’s no need to quit or avoid alcohol if it’s something you enjoy.”
–Scott Kahan, M.D.,the co-director of the George Washington University Weight Management Program
Another doctor stated this theory, that I have often suspected (and hoped) is true:
“Many other studies that are not nearly as well done or as large as this suggest that calories from alcohol are metabolized differently. The alcohol calories probably don’t count as much as calories from a Hershey’s bar.”
–“R. Curtis Ellison, M.D., the director of the Institute on Lifestyle and Health at the Boston University School of Medicine, says this study is the strongest evidence to date that calories from food and booze are not created equal.”
All quotes are from Anne Hardig’s article in which she offers several studies for you to consider and that I found to be quite interesting.