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Alcohol Alcohol. 2009 Jan-Feb;44(1):34-41. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agn081. Epub 2008 Oct 8.

Energy intake estimates of respondent-measured alcoholic beverages.

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Center for Weight and Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA.

Abstract

AIM:

The aim of this study was to demonstrate a methodology for estimating detailed energy intake from alcoholic beverages.

METHODS:

Participants were 315 monthly drinkers who completed a drink-measuring exercise. Energy intake from alcohol and non-alcohol ingredients was calculated for all beverages consumed.

RESULTS:

Measured alcoholic beverages had on average 140 kilocalories, with 26% of the energy coming from non-alcohol ingredients. The average monthly kilocalorie intake, from all alcoholic beverage types, was 6423 kilocalories. Self-measured wine and spirits drinks contained more energy than reference standards for size and ethanol concentration.

CONCLUSIONS:

Amount and sources of kilocalories differ by drink type, gender, age, education and BMI. Researchers and consumers should be aware of this variation and its sources.

PMID:
18845529
PMCID:
PMC2605517
DOI:
10.1093/alcalc/agn081
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