I’ll have another—and hold the fries

by NeW Staff on March 9, 2010 · 0 comments

Will sipping your second Martini on Friday night help you lose those extra pounds? Most people would say no, but new research suggests otherwise. Published by the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found that,

Women who regularly consume moderate amounts of alcohol are less likely to gain weight than nondrinkers and are at lower risk for obesity.

The other side effects of alcohol consumption-should women just ignore their heart’s health to drop a dress size?

The findings are certain to be confusing for women who continue to receive conflicting messages about the health benefits and risks of alcohol. Although moderate drinking is associated with better heart health, regular drinking also increases breast cancer risk.

Does alcohol consumption differ between men and women?

Men typically add alcohol to their daily caloric intake, whereas women are more likely to substitute alcohol for food.

Insight into women’s health is helpful, but research always seems to lead to one conclusion-everything is bad for you. In some ways, just pick your poison and hope you picked the lesser of two evils.

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