The sad truth is, despite all of its documented wonders, alcohol just isn’t that good for you. And beyond the potential damage it can do to your liver, it also comes packed with plenty of carbohydrates, sugars and calories — three serious no-nos for anyone rocking a dutiful diet regimen.
“I don’t think public policy should be driven by the economic interests or the lobbyists,” panel chairman Barbara Millen said in an interview. “It needs to be driven by science, and good science.”
“The easiest way to rack up calories is with alcohol, because it adds up pretty quickly,” she says.