Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

by Samantha Shaddock

Women who drink gain less weight, The New York Times reports.

The article points out a few possible factors here, including the influence of the resveratrol found in grapes. It also notes that this trend isn’t apparent in men, for whom alcohol supplies additional calories, not substitute calories.

In my mostly uninformed opinion, this piece neglects two facts:

1) A woman who is drinking regularly is also probably out and about more regularly and is therefore spending less time in blissful, energy-conserving sloth on her sofa watching Animal Planet.

2) Women who mitigate their alcohol consumption by curtailing food intake may not gain weight, but they may also be more malnourished than their nondrinking peers as a result.

Just saying.

This post originally appeared on Rock and Roll Grammarian.

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