Study finds beer not linked to beer belly

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By staff writers  |  |  July 06, 2009 12:30am

  • Study follows 20,000 beer drinkers
  • Weight doesn’t gather in beer-gut region
  • Heaviest drinkers put on more weight

BEER-LOVERS can drink as much as they like without having to fear developing a beer-belly, according to new research.

The UK’s Daily Mail broke the welcome news to British beer-lovers yesterday, claiming that scientists have proven a beer-belly is purely the result of genetics.

An eight-year study of more than 20,000 beer drinkers – 7876 men and 12,749 women – found that while heavy drinkers will put on weight, it won’t necessarily be around the beer belly region.

The heaviest drinkers – those who drank more than a litre a day – put on the most weight.

But when the researchers then measured hip-to-waist ratios to establish which drinkers developed a pot belly, the results were randomly spread across all drinking groups.

The study was published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


Well, I guess I can’t blame beer purely for my gut then. I guess I will have to think of another name for it….I’m leaning towards Taco Bell-y


~ by OkieBrewReview on August 19, 2009.

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