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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.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

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.

OBJECTIVE:

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

METHOD:

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.

RESULTS:

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.

CONCLUSION:

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

PMID:
17416040
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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