A beer belly comes from binging, not necessarily beer drinking

Dr Martin Bobak from University College London and colleagues at the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague questioned 891 Czech men and 1,098 women between the ages of 25 and 64 as part of their study, and found that beer drinkers aren’t more likely to have abdominal fat than non-beer drinkers.

People who drink 80 grams of alcohol in a single sitting once a month — about a six-pack of beer or a bottle of wine — average a half-inch bigger waistline than people who drink the same amount of alcohol spread over a week. Binge drinkers didn’t weigh more overall; they just had more abdominal fat (which, more and more studies are demonstrating, is a serious health risk in and of itself).

Sources: Study, via Askmen and BBC.

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