It turns out that despite numerous studies done over many decades, alcohol is a topic that still remains controversial in terms of weight loss or gain. This article, published in The New York Times, discusses a 2015 review that examined cross-sectional studies to thoroughly assess the science behind the true relationship between drinking and weight management. It also looks at prospective studies, which are considered more rigorous. The results of prospective studies have been varied and do not paint a clear picture of the relationship between alcohol and weight, whereas the cross-sectional studies found something different.
Check out the article to learn more and let us know what you think of the different studies and conclusions presented.