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Obesity: hazardous

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April 17, 2009

Source: Daily Express http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/95574/Wine-drinkers-pile-on-calories-

The average wine drinker consumes more than 2,000 calories a month from alcohol alone, government research suggests.

That is the equivalent of 38 roast beef dinners or almost 184 bags of crisps a year, according to the Department of Health.

More than four out of 10 (42%) women surveyed for the Government’s Know Your Limits campaign said they had no idea a glass of white wine had the same calories as a bag of crisps – and when it came to men, four out of 10 (40%) were unaware that a pint of lager had as many calories as a sausage roll.

March 28, 2002

Source: Daily Mail

Alcohol is rich in calories and boosts appetite. Such calories have no beneficial nutrients.

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