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From: B. Harris)
Newsgroups: sci.physics
Subject: Re: Carbohydrates
Date: 4 Dec 1998 06:47:05 GMT

In <> writes:

>In article <>, "David L. Rosen"
><> writes:
>>	Question:  does alcohol have a caloric content in terms of our
>>metabolism?  Can we metabolize alcohol to get energy?
>Of course.  Quite well.
>>The reason I wonder is that I find the strongest drinks usually have the
>>most calories. I don't know if this is residual sugar or the alcohol.
>Primarily the alcohol.

True enough for strong (distilled) drinks, but in beer, a large
fraction of the calories are in starches.  The so-called "Lite beers"
don't cut calories by taking out alcohol.

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