you can gain weight by drinking alcohol?

rickymrickym Member PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
I thought that the malt in beer makes you fat.

Then a nutritionist told me that the alcohol also makes you fat. and the moment you take it, it is assimilated immediately into fat.

could you expound on this

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  • IraIra Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    Not only does alcohol contain 7 kcal/g (nearly double carbohydrate's and protein's 4 kcal/g), the calories also contain no nutritional value. Acetaldehyde, which is a metabolic product of alcohol breakdown, increases the body's NADH2/NAD ratio, decreasing the body's rate of fatty acid oxidation (fat breakdown) and gluconeogenesis (biosynthesis of glucose from its storage form). It therefore favors lipid storage and weight gain. There is some speculation in the literature that ethanol calories do not count, but most of these studies didn't consider variables like actual body composition, and thus are inherently flawed.

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