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New study: Female drinkers may gain less weight

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A new study shows that women who drink a moderate amount of alcohol tend to gain less weight over time than non-drinkers. Researchers found that normal weight women who drink no more than two servings a day of wine, beer or liquor were less likely to be overweight than women who drank no alcohol.

An East Texas nutritionist says he agrees with the study. He says women often take carbohydrates out of their diet when attempting to lose weight. And, if you don't get enough carbs, your metabolism may actually slow down.

"So even though wine is an empty carb, it is still a carb," said Real Johnson, a nutritionist. "So by adding those carbs into your diet or daily plan it brings your metabolism back up to a point where it can metabolize other foods as well."

Nutritionists warn that excessive alcohol consumption can be associated with serious medical problems.

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