Research results show that red wine is rather associated with a decrease in visceral fat, depending on the type of alcohol

It is widely said that 'drinking alcohol makes you fat', but there are a wide variety of alcoholic beverages such as beer, spirits, and wine. A new study conducted by Iowa State University and others showed that 'whether or not

visceral fat increases depends on the type of alcohol,' said Brittany Larsen, the lead author of the paper. I am explaining.

Beer, wine, and spirits differentially influence body composition in older white adults–a United Kingdom Biobank study --Larsen ---- Obesity Science & Practice --Wiley Online Library

Beer and spirits have more detrimental effects on the waistline and on cardiovascular disease risk than red or white wine

Larsen said 75% of American adults are classified as overweight or obese (PDF file ) , and high body fat increases the risk of dangerous diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer . Researchers have pointed out that it is necessary to investigate factors related to obesity because it is related to obesity.

And while alcohol has long been regarded as one of the causes of obesity, there is a lot of information that 'alcohol also has benefits'. Larsen explained why the results of research on alcohol differ depending on the literature, and many studies treated beer, red wine, white wine, champagne, spirits, etc. as a single 'alcoholic beverage' and did not distinguish between individual differences. Pointed out that it may be caused by. So Larsen and colleagues decided to investigate the relationship between various types of alcohol and obesity.

The research team analyzed data from 1869 Caucasians between the ages of 40 and 79 from the

UK Biobank , a longitudinal database collected in the United Kingdom. This data includes items such as demographic information, alcohol intake habits, diet, and lifestyle, as well as height, weight, and blood samples, as well as Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA / dual energy X-ray absorption measurement). It seems that body composition information according to the law) was also included.

Analysis revealed that high consumption of beer and spirits was associated with increased visceral fat, while consumption of white wine was not associated with increased visceral fat, and red wine was consumed. It was found that the higher the amount, the more it is associated with the decrease in visceral fat. In addition, although white wine was not associated with a decrease in visceral fat, it was found that elderly people who drink white wine moderately have high bone density.

In a paper, the research team said that future studies would need to investigate older people and middle-aged people in non-white and other ethnic groups, as well as further research into the types of alcoholic beverages and their effects on health. Claim. 'Our next step is to find out how diets, including alcohol consumption, affect the cognitive function of older people with mild cognitive impairment,' Larsen said.

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