Study Finds Women Who Drink Red Wine Gain Fewer Pounds
Over a span of 13 years, women who drank red wine every night gained less than those who didn’t.
Tonight, you can open that bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon without any guilt. According to a study conducted by the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston of about 20,000 women aged 39 and over, those who drank one or two glasses of wine every night gained less weight over 13 years than the other participants.
The results of this study alter the way we typically look at alcohol as a “fatty” food. Yes, drinking beer and other spirits may still have a negative impact on your figure, but a theory emerging from this study suggests that the calories in wine are broken down by the liver into heat, not fat, in those who drink regularly.
So, you may still be taking in as many calories as a small donut with your glass of Cabernet, but instead of it showing up later on your butt, it will instead be burnt off in the form of heat.
This comes as a relief to those who already drink red wine for its other health benefits, such as stopping blood clots, raising levels of good cholesterol, preventing heart disease, extending life span, and even making one better at math.
So, what will it be tonight? Merlot, or a nice Chianti? (Daily Mail)