Wine isn't fattening, ladies!
A new study has revealed that drinking a glass of wine after a hard day's work doesn't make women fat, contrary to the dietary advice that alcohol consumption leads to weight gain.india Updated: Mar 08, 2010 12:01 IST
In fact, researchers have found that women who drink wine are likely to gain very less weight than those who stick to mineral water - moreover, moderate drinkers also possess a lower risk of obesity than teetotallers.
According to the researchers, the study suggests a calorie from alcohol has less impact on weight than a calorie from other foods and that the way the body deals with alcohol is more complex than realised.
And, one theory is that in regular drinkers the liver develops a separate metabolic pathway to break down alcohol, with surplus energy turned mainly into heat, not fat, The Sunday Times reported.