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Nutr Hosp. 2007 Mar-Apr;22(2):223-8.

[Does beer have an impact on weight gain? Effects of moderate beer consumption on body composition].

[Article in Spanish]

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Grupo Inmunonutrición, Departamento de Metabolismo y Nutrición, Instituto del Frío, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, España.



The effects of alcohol consumption on body weight have been evaluated in a large number of studies suggesting to be inversely as well as positively related to body weight and body fat.


This study examined the relationships between moderate beer consumption and anthropometrical parameters in Spanish healthy adults.


After a 30 day alcohol abstemious period, 58 healthy volunteers were submitted to a daily moderate consumption of beer during the following 30 days. Weight, height, skinfolds and circumferences were measured at three points: (a) basal; (b) abstemious and (c) after moderate consumption of beer.


Biceps skinfold (mm) increased (p < 0.05) in men after moderate beer consumption in regard to abstinence period (5.74 +/- 1.70 vs. 6.23 +/- 1.74). No significant differences were observed in the rest of anthropometrical parameters studied in both women and men along the study intervention.


Moderate beer consumption during one month did not mostly change weight and weight-related parameters in healthy adults.

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