Alcohol Drinking Patterns and Weight

The drinking behavior and weight (body mass or BMI and circumference) of 7,855 men age 50 - 59 in France were analyzed by a team of medical researchers.

At any given total of weekly alcohol consumption, frequency of drinking was inversely correlated with both BMI and waist circumference. That is, for any specific total alcohol consumption, the more frequently the drinking occurred, the lower the indicators of weight.

This study illustrates the importance of drinking patterns, in this case, the frequency of consumption on weight. Other research has demonstrated the inportance of frequent consumption for cardiovascular health and other health benefits.

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  • Dumesnil, C., et al. Alcohol consumption and body weight. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2013, 62(2), 91-97.

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