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Alcohol disables fat metabolism! [Sep. 11th, 2009|06:30 am]


[User Picture]From: cookieandscream
2009-09-11 09:18 am (UTC)
Riddle me this:

Eight men were given two drinks of vodka and sugar-free lemonade spaced 30 minutes apart. Each drink contained less than 90 calories.

Researchers found that for several hours after drinking the vodka, the whole body lipid oxidation (this is a measure of how much fat your body is burning) decreased by a massive 73%.

But then:

The body stops burning fat or even carbohydrates. It resorts to burning only alcohol until alcohol is completely depleted.

If they consumed such a small quantity of calories from the alcohol, how did they burn nothing but alcohol for "several hours"?

Does this conclusion strike anyone else as odd?
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