Scientists say drinking beer will not lead to beer belly

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Scientists from the German Institute of Human Nutrition say they have found proof that the beer belly is a myth.

By studying the hip and waist measurements of nearly 20,000 people over nine years and charting how much beer they drank each day, they found that beer drinking caused overall weight gain rather than causing excess fat in just the stomach area.

BBC Radio 5 live Drive spoke to Steve Miller, the host of TV show Fat Families, who has written about losing weight.

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