The drink that keeps your weight down

If you want to keep your weight down, forget diet soda.

Studies show diet soda drinkers actually end up gaining more weight. But research demonstrates there’s another drink that actually can helps control your weight…

Believe it or not, a study shows that women who drink a moderate amount of alcohol have better luck controlling their waistlines than teetotalers.

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, studied 19,220 U.S. women age 39 or older for 13 years. They found that, in that time, women who drank no alcohol gained the most weight.

But women who consumed 40 grams or less of alcohol daily were less likely to become overweight. The women in the study who maintained their weight most consistently were those who drank between 15 and 30 grams a day. That is the equivalent of drinking one or two 12-ounce cans of beer or one or two 5-ounce glasses of wine daily.

But you should know, drinking alcohol increases the risk for breast cancer in women. That’s why it’s important to drink responsibly and make sure other healthy habits help lower that risk. For more on counteracting cancer-causing cocktails, read the post by Margaret Cantwell.

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Carl Lowe

By Carl Lowe

has written about health, fitness and nutrition for a wide range of publications including Prevention Magazine, Self Magazine and Time-Life Books. The author of more than a dozen books, he has been gluten-free since 2007.