Let's Start Calling it the "Alcohol Belly"
The Washington Times quotes University of California food science professor Charles Bamforth as saying, “The beer belly is a complete myth. The main source of calories in any alcoholic beverage is alcohol. There’s nothing magical about the alcohol in beer, it’s just alcohol.”
Excessive alcohol consumption can cause a fluid buildup in the abdominal area, an indication of liver damage rather than simple fat storage.
Well, until I read that last fact, I was feeling pretty good about beer.
Labels: Beer and Health
posted by Jeff Holt at 08:00