Diet induced thermogenesis BY Klaas R Westerterp <div></div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">The higher DIT value of alcohol and protein compared with carbohydrate and fat has implications for the effect of these nutrients on energy balance. However, the main effect on energy balance does not seem to be primarily linked to the lower bioavailability of alcohol-and protein energy than that of fat and carbohydrate. Alcohol energy is largely additive to the normal diet but does not seem to affect energy balance positively . Protein plays a key role in food intake regulation through satiety related to DIT . Alcohol forms a significant component of many diets and it supplements rather than displaces daily energy intake. Alcohol consumption as an aperitif has even been shown to result in a higher subsequent intake with no intake compensation afterwards . Yet, alcohol intake does not systematically increase body weight. In a recent study, it was shown that subjects with higher alcohol consumption are habitually more active . This may be one explanation for the lack of increasing body weight through additional energy intake from alcohol.</div> http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/1/1/5 Coach Hale, your comments would be appreciated since I found this article through your website.