Friday, 14 June 2013

Are Beer Bellies A Myth?

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Are beer bellies a myth? Well, beer drinkers, rejoice - yes, the beer belly is a myth. The main source of calories in any alcoholic beverage is alcohol. There's nothing magical about the alcohol in beer, it's just alcohol," says Charles Bamforth, a professor of food science and technology at the University of California Davis.

The myth might result from the notion that beer drinkers take in more calories. A bottle of beer is typically 12 ounces while a glass of wine is typically 5 ounces.

1 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

More likely, the term is referring to the massive abdominal ascites chronic alcohol drinkers get when their livers fail.