10 March 2010

Wine, Women, Weight

A prospective study published in this week's Archives of Internal Medicine involving nearly 20,000 women showed the opposite of what might be expected from drinking wine.

The researchers concluded that, "compared with nondrinkers, initially normal-weight women who consumed a light to moderate amount of alcohol gained less weight and had a lower risk of becoming overweight and/or obese during 12.9 years of follow-up."

The key words there might be "light-to-moderate amount of alcohol."

A half-filled wine-glass before going to bed might fall into that classification. Red wine is the preferred choice, but beer, white wine, and other spirits were also shown to provide the same result.

I can also add the added perk of a good night sleep after drinking that shot of red wine at night.
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