A 18-year-old member asked:
how does alcohol affect your body weight?
2 doctor answers
Dr. David Wyatt answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
Gain usually: Alcohol is broken down into carbohydrates - with little to no true nutritional value- ie: not a fat or protein, or fruit or vegetable with vitamins. While a small glass of alcohol daily has shown benefit with the mediterranean diet, more than that daily is just extra calories.
Answered on Jan 8, 2015
Dr. Patrice Taylor answered
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Two ways: Immediately after.... Your weight drops because its a diuretic . Long term it adds pounds because most are high in calories. But a long term alcoholic is frequently thin because that don't eat, only drink, and their liver is not functioning.
Answered on Mar 23, 2014
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