July 8, 2009 - Beer lovers can drink as much as they like without having to worry about developing a beer-belly, according to new research.
The UK's Daily Mail broke the happy news to beer-lovers Sunday, claiming that scientists have proven a beer-belly is purely the result of genetics.
An eight-year study of more than 20,000 beer drinkers found that although heavy drinkers put on weight, it wasn't necessarily around the belly.
Those who drank more than a 33 ounces a day (that's roughly two-and-a half bottles) put on the most weight.
The study was published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.