QUESTION TEXT: In a recent study, a group of…
QUESTION TYPE: Most Strongly Supported
- One group replaced 25% of their caloric intake with alcohol.
- Another group simply added 25% to their caloric intake, in the form of alcohol.
- Both groups gained fat and they gained the same amount of fat.
ANALYSIS: This indicates that total calories are not the only factor in weight gain. One group ate 25% more calories than the other, yet weight gain in each group was identical.
- We don’t know if alcohol was metabolized more quickly. We just know it contributed to weight gain (but not why.)
- Hard to say. Alcohol seems to have an effect but some other things could have a greater effect.
- In this case we don’t know if the subjects gained weight or only gained fat (and lost muscle, therefore losing weight overall.)
- CORRECT. The two groups ate different amounts of calories yet gained the same amount of fat.
- We don’t know. If you ate only 100 calories per day and 90% of them were fat, you would still lose weight. You’d starve, in fact.
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