Will alcohol make you gain weight?

100% scientific. This article is written by Russian scientist: toxicologist Stanislav Radchenko.


Some popular magazines say ‘Before drinking one should think not only of one’s health, but also about one’s figure». Possibly they are referring to wine or beer, but not to alcohol itself: one couldn’t get fat because of pure alcohol (pure vodka), as well as one couldn’t satisfy one’s hunger by it.

The body isn’t able to use alcohol energy, on the other hand our body spends energy to metabolize the alcohol.

Alcohol is rich in calories in the sense that during its oxidation (e.g. burning) a lot of heat is generated.

Our experts:

Chief expert: Stanislav Radchenko is a Russian scientist, therapist (graduated from Kazan State Medical Institute in 1989), an expert in medical cybernetics doctor (graduated as cybernetic from Russian State Medical University in 1998). He has an academic degree, a Russian equivalent of Ph.D. in medical sciences. A specialist in modeling of acute and chronic intoxications. Experienced toxicologist, who has treated hundreds of patients.

Toxicologist Olga Kalashnikova, works in reanimatology.

Narcologist Maxim Kirsanov.

Эксперт-токсиколог Станислав Радченко,  реаниматолог Ольга Калашникова, Эксперт-нарколог Максим Кирсанов