20 June 2013

Let's Start Calling it the "Alcohol Belly"

We've all heard it called a Beer Belly. However, beer isn't the cause, alcohol is.

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.


posted by hiikeeba at 08:00


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