Alcohol and calories: A matter of balance

Authors:Leibel, R. L., Dufour, M., Hubbard, V. S. and Lands, W. E. M.
"With such lack of evidence for caloric compensation, alcohol and its calories seem to make little contribution to metabolic energy, body weight, or body composition (as indicated by the body mass index, BMI). In fact, a major study by Colditz et al. (Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 54:49�55; 1991) reported a clear inverse relationship between alcohol intake and BMI for women!"