Diet Quality Worsens as Alcohol Intake Increases – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A study of more than 15,000 adults has found that increased alcoholic beverage consumption is associated with decreased diet quality. Dr. Rosalind Breslow is with the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Breslow: What we found was that as men and women drank more they ate less fruit, in particular less whole fruit and they took in more calories from the combination of alcohol, unhealthy fats, and added sugars. So overall, big picture, drinking more was associated with a higher calorie less healthy diet.
Narrator: Researchers underscore the importance of moderate alcohol consumption and greater awareness of healthy eating. Learn more at www.niaaa.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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