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%.
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?