According to a team of U.S. researchers, women who drink red wine are less likely to raise weight than abstemious women.
Although wine has calories, according to these scientists they replace those in other foods which are not consumed, since wine would partially satisfy the appetite.
The research, published in Archives of Internal Medicine followed over 19,000 women for 13 years. At the time of starting the study, all were 39 years or older and normal weight. The participants reported how many alcoholic drinks consumed per day, and during the 13-year study, all of them gained weight progressively.
The study, conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, analyzed the consumption of 4 alcoholic beverages: red wine, white wine, beer and liquor.