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Published:March 19th, 2010 21:19 EST
Women want to lose weight

Women want to lose weight

By Rocco Loosbrock


This month, The Archives of Internal Medicine just released the results of a thirteen year study that reported the fact that science has now medically proven the long time hypothesis that women who drink alcohol in moderation, particularly those who drink red wine, " are far less likely to gain weight and will loose weight much quicker and easier, in comparison to those women who do not drink any "  alcohol at all!

According to Dr. Lu Wang; of the Preventive Medicine and Aging " division of the Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women`s Hospital, a 13 year study was conducted of 19,220 healthy, non-obese women from the United States, who were at least 39 years of old, carefully tracking these women`s health statistics to discover what they could determine about the role alcohol played in their life style and health.

Surprising to some, but hypothesized by many others, as it turns out, the data turned out to prove that women who were advised to stop drinking in order to avoid extra calories, actually gained more weight than any of the other test groups being tracked.

Meanwhile women who regularly consume moderate amounts of alcohol proved to be 30% less likely to gain weight than those who women who didn`t drink any alcohol at all.

After the thirteen years experiment, it was discovered that most of the volunteers had put on at least a few pounds and that now, approximately 40% of the ladies in the study had reached weights that put them in the category of overweight or obese. "

However, those particular ladies who honestly fessed-up " to enjoying a glass or two of wine, beer or a cocktail on most days of the week, proved to be much less likely to get fat and those who regularly drank a couple of glasses of wine,  particularly red wine, " such as: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Merlot, or Syrah / Shiraz,  gained the least amount of weight than any other group of women in the  study.


And exactly why is this so, " you ask? Well according to some of the Scientists, Doctors and Researchers participating in the study, it seems to be a three-part answer, involving the facts  that (A) alcohol calories are burned differently in the body than protein calories (B) alcohol increases the body`s metabolism and (C) women tend to substitute alcohol for other foods, such as many of the fattening and starchy, high carb " or high sugar " items that pound on the pounds, thereby quite naturally keeping their calorie totals relatively low in relation to ladies eating up the C Foods " (cakes, cookies, crackers and candy) of the notorious SEE Food Diet! "


Signing off at Pigging out!
Rocco "Boss Hog" Loosbrock