A glass of wine or two a day keeps the fat away?
The thing you should know about research studies is that there is a difference between correlation and causation.
Correlation means that two things are related, not necessarily that one causes the other, i.e. summer months and sunburn.
Causation means that one thing directly causes another, i.e. too much sun causes sunburn.
In the above examples, summer months do not directly cause people to become sunburned. However we can conclude that during the summer people are more often outside and have exposed skin, thus will get sunburned. We know that sun exposure directly causes sunburned skin.
Glass red wine
Glass white wine
Slice of cake
Ice cream (One cup, Breyer’s Mint Chocolate Chip)
Cool Ranch Doritos (1 oz., about 10-15 chips)
Regardless, we cannot ignore the studies that suggest that red wine can help in the metabolic processing of fat in the liver and its effect on fat cells. There is also research that wine (but also grapes!) has other health benefits such as antioxidants, helping cholesterol levels and heart health. It should be noted that all studies suggest that benefits come with moderation; overindulging negates any benefits you may receive.
Now that is some research I can really drink behind, er, get behind.