Triad researchers study relationship between alcohol consumption and fat around organs

Does drinking an excessive amount of alcohol increase the amount of fat deposits in the body? The answer is yes, according to new findings from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine found that heavy alcohol consumption is associated with higher levels of ectopic fat, which refers to fat around organs such as the heart, liver and intestines.

The study appears online in the Journal of the American Heart Association.


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