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Alcohol and weight gain 

 

Will drinking alcohol make you gain weight? The answer isn't as straightforward as you may think.



 

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) conducted a research on alcohol and obesity and found that:

So yes, it's possible to gain weight from alcohol, but it's not inevitable.

Whether or not you personally gain weight from drinking alcohol depends on many factors. These include:

But remember, drinking alcohol- particularly in excessive amounts - has many other serious health risks beyond possible weight gain, including high blood pressure,heart disease, liver disease, and some cancers. So it's important to monitor your alcohol consumption as part of a healthy diet, regardless of whether or not you're managing your weight. 

 

While the relationship between alcohol consumption and obesity remains unclear, there are good reasons to think that alcohol may play a role: