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A 27-year-old female asked:

Does alcohol block out weight loss efforts or something? i know about the empty calories but i would (not anymore) binge drinking pretty heavily every

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Lots of calories!: Alcohol is toxic to living human tissue, so avoid drinking too much. One's primary care doctor can evaluate to see if the alcohol knocked off some important cells in the body. It such a situation, it may be a good idea to stop alcohol unless one is a daily drinker and at risk for withdrawal symptoms. Pure alcohol has about 7 calories per gram, sugar or carbs has 4 calories per gram, and fat has 9!

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Last updated Feb 21, 2020

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