-Sorry, Cast of ‘Sex and The City’.
Ok, ok; actually, the study said, “Women” so I guess you qualify; somehow.
Anyway; –Counterintuitive, right? But there it is.
In the study group of 19,000+ subjects 38.9 years or older, women who had Moderate alcohol intake of ~1.5-2 drinks/day were about 30% less likely to get heavier and 70% less likely to become Obese, than the Zero-Drinking Group.
Ok, the title’s a ~little bit misleading. There is No real magic here. -Except in my pants.
2 3 things.
1) The moderate-drinking women were clearly better than their sisters at SUBSTITUTING drink-calories for meal-calories and not having a net-excess.
2) There was Significant Calorie-Wasting in the metabolism of alcohol.
-That strangely enough, only occurred in Women and not Men;
The Reason Is that women have significantly less of the enzymes that metabolize alcohol.
(alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) & cytochrome P450IIE1 (CYP2E1))
One because of their smaller livers and thus less enzyme CYP2E1 to process a given drink amount.
The other (ADH) because God is clearly a Man who works for a living, and meant for that excess alcohol to go from the bloodstream straight to women’s heads and get them hammered quickly, effectively and cheaply. -all while keeping their figures; -rrOWrrr.
-Especially since the enzyme-effect makes 1 drink for a woman like ~2 for a man.
Mein GOTT in HIMMEL! IT’S FOUR!, FOUR!, FOUR PRESENTS IN ONE!
-OR…: It might also be because women who got hammered faster ended up having more babies,
and it’s just Evolution’s “Survival Of The Friskiest”
I mean if Ancient Nubians were making beer 2000 years ago, and the earliest examples are between 5500 and 11,500 years old…
A Couple Odd Notes:
3) The net loss occurred only women Over a certain age and Under a certain BMI.
I’m thinking this goes back to “Being Fat Makes You Fatter”. -But in this case, the heavier women probably had BOTH
a)More Enzymes due to increased mass; -so greater calorie+fat storage,
and b) Probably worse calorie-substituting chop-socky.
4) The results were also confirmed across all groups of women for ~13 years out; -even when things like Smoking, Physical Activity, and Initial BMI were considered.
*5) (spc. note) Other studies have discouraged having more than 1 drink per day for other health reasons.
–>So, if you think this a little further out,
This is AWESOME NEWS! -Women who are fit and reasonably slim
and who have the experience to KNOW STUFF should go out and get a little drunk on a More regular, but healthwise and financially-responsible basis.
-Just call me first & let me know where you’re hanging out.
Publicity photo of Ellen Barkin for the movie, “Ocean’s Thirteen”, by Melinda Sue Gordon and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
“Mountain Lion”, by Scott Snyder, clearcaptures.com
• Source: AIM-Alcohol Consumption, Weight Gain, and Risk of Becoming Overweight in Middle-aged and Older Women
• via: LATimes