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Drinking Beer Doesn't Lead to a Beer Belly?

Drinking Beer Doesn't Lead to a Beer Belly?

If you're kicking back and enjoying Summer by kicking back a few cold ones, and have noticed your waist is expanding, don't blame it on the brewskis. According to new research, a "beer belly" is purely genetic.

After an eight-year study of over 20,000 people, researchers found that heavy drinkers — those who drank at least two pints daily — did pile on the pounds overall, but it wasn't necessarily concentrated around their middle. Where people gained weight had to do with their body type, not how much beer they drank.

The study is in no way encouraging people to drink more beer, because as research proves, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol does lead to unhealthy weight gain. You just can't blame your love of beer for your round tummy.


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Spectra Spectra 8 years
I drink beer and I don't have a beer belly. As long as you work out regularly, you won't get a beer belly (or a pizza belly, a donut belly, or any other kind of belly for that matter).
andrennabird andrennabird 8 years
I had a feeling "beer belly" was just a myth. I really like artisanal brews, so I'm happy to hear this.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
i think this is good to know.
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