“The Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Central Adiposity”
The objective of the proposed study is to enroll women with obesity that will undergo a controlled, energy restricted feeding intervention to test the effects of chronic ethanol consumption on adipose distribution and circulating testosterone during weight loss.
The ethanol group will consume a 30% energy restriction diet that will also include ~2.5 standard drinks, or 35 grams of ethanol, administered as 80-proof distilled spirits (e.g. 80 proof gin, rum, vodka, whiskey, or tequila). In the United States, one "standard" drink contains roughly 14 grams of pure alcohol.
This group will not consume alcohol. Thus 0 kcal/d will come from alcohol
The Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Central Adiposity and Testosterone Following Weight Loss in Obese, Pre-menopausal Women