RUSH: There’s new health research out, ladies and gentlemen. It’s from the UK Daily Mail. And quite simply, it is alcohol does not make you fat. Drinking does not make you fat. Doesn’t matter the calories, it does not make you fat. In fact, it may, in the right quantities, facilitate weight loss. I’m not making it up. And there’s a companion story. “Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30-year Harvard study.”
Okay, a couple of wives’ tales. Everybody believes that drinking beer, wine, adult beverages just packs on the pounds because of all the calories. Turns out not to be true. A lot of people say, “Don’t eat those nuts, peanuts, cashews, stay away from it, all the fat in there, horrible.” Apparently, in a 30-year Harvard study, nobody died who was eating nuts.
“Drinking Does Not Make You Fat — It sounds too good to be true. But on Saturday the Mail carried extracts from an extraordinary new book by science writer Tony Edwards, drawing on a wealth of medical evidence, that says alcohol is good for your health.