The relationship between alcohol and health isn’t always clear. Some research suggests alcohol can be healthy—when consumed in moderation—while other research suggests alcohol is more unhealthy for you than it is healthy.

And what about when you’re trying to lose weight? Does alcohol limit weight loss? Here are a few basic facts you should know when it comes to alcohol and your health.

  • Alcohol contains “empty” calories. A 5-ounce glass of wine has about 150 calories. And what about your favorite tequila? Just 1.5 ounces of tequila contains about 100. The number of calories in beer varies widely, but generally speaking, the darker the beer, the more calories....

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