Beer belly is myth, a nutritionist says
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According to a British nutritionist, there’s no conclusive scientific evidence that suggests beer causes weight gain when consumed in moderation. Hürriyet photoA recently published report said that the beer belly is nothing more and nothing less than a myth.
British daily The Telegraph reported that nutritionist Dr. Kathryn O’Sullivan recently authored the study, titled “Beer & Calories; A Scientific Review,” on behalf of the beer industry. She found that there’s no conclusive scientific evidence that suggests beer causes weight gain.
The nutritionist maintained that beer actually has fewer calories than beverages such as wine, spirits and orange juice. When consumed in moderation, it has very little chances of making one’s waistline gain some unpleasant inches.
A pint of beer has roughly 40 calories less than a standard glass of wine, and therefore those wishing to indulge in a sip or two of alcoholic beverages should choose it over the latter, this nutritionist explains. She said, “Enjoyed in moderation, beer, like wine, can provide essential vitamins and moderate consumption may also protect against many conditions such as heart disease and osteoporosis.”