There are studies and there are studies. If you are one of those people who enjoy a glass of wine before going to bed, here’s the best news. According to a new study, a little wine before bed can actually help with weight loss. Let’s repeat that in terms the average drinker can understand. WHOOPEE!!!

According to scientists from Washington State University and Harvard, wine has a chemical called resveratrol which works in the body as a means to stopping fat cells gaining more fat. Here’s how it works. As a result of drinking wine, the fat cells become complacent and ‘take a break’ from accumulating fat (Which is their job) just as you ‘take a break’ after a couple of glasses. In fact, drinking at least two glasses a day can help beat obesity by 70%. Either that or the researchers who drank the wine were just a little blurry on the numbers. So basically you’re not only allowed, but supposed to drink half a bottle of wine every night, for weight loss purposes. (We’re rounding up here) If you conduct your own study, you’ll find that after a couple of weeks you won’t care. Of course it all depends on how much wine you pour into that glass.

The reason you need to do this in the evening is because the calories help keep you full and reduce the urge to binge on late night snacks unless it’s a wine and cheese party at which point they tend to cancel each other out.

Another study by Harvard University looked at 20,000 women over the course of 13 years and found that those women who drank two glasses of wine daily were 70 percent more likely to go to bed with them. This was the study of preference for Harvard men.

Snopes.com says the information is ‘mostly false’ so who are you going to believe, horny university men or an internet website. Have a drink and ponder it.