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Study finds beer not linked to beer belly

Posted By: SimonB

Study finds beer not linked to beer belly - 07/06/09 06:49 PM

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25738481-401,00.html


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.

Posted By: azbob

Re: Study finds beer not linked to beer belly - 07/06/09 06:54 PM

Not good news!
Now I have to find something else to blame mine on!!!!!!!!!!! confused
Posted By: papashine

Re: Study finds beer not linked to beer belly - 07/06/09 07:16 PM

I'm going to blame mine on my darling wife's cooking talent! grin
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