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Beer Bellies

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Good Question: Does Beer Really Create Beer Bellies?

Many viewers of the Vikings game Sunday may have taken in some adult beverages; perhaps a beer or two. So, we thought this would be a good time to answer a question from Bruce in Blaine: How much does beer contribute to a beer belly? Allina Health cardiologist Dr. Courtney Baechler says beer bellies are a bit of a myth. “Culturally speaking, men tend to drink a little more beer than women, and it’s the perfect nitus to get fat because it’s a lot of carbohydrates,” Dr. Baechler said.

09/30/2013

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Mayo Study: Big Bellies Worse Than Obesity

Which is worse? Obesity or normal weight with a ‘beer belly?’ The answer from a Mayo Clinic study might surprise you.

08/28/2012