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Beer and Health – Moderate Consumption as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle – 5th Edition

Moderate beer consumption, part of a healthy lifestyle? "Beer has been a staple part of European diets for thousands of years, and through the ages it has become deeply ingrained in our traditions and culture. Hundreds of different types of beer are brewed across Europe. Made from natural raw materials, beer can play an important part in healthy adult diets and lifestyles, provided that it is consumed in moderation”, explains Prof Ascencion Marcos, editor of the Beer and Health booklet which  provides an overview of the current state of scientific knowledge on the potential benefits and risks of Read more

Moderate beer consumption can fit with a healthy lifestyle, science suggests.

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Prof Ramon Estruch President of Beer and Health

Today, the European Beer and Health Scientific Committee is proud to announce the release of the «Beer and Health: Moderate consumption as part of a healthy lifestyle» booklet . The publication presents the results of an extensive review of scientific literature on moderate beer and alcohol consumption and its impact on health. It describes both the overall health impact as well as the link between moderate beer consumption and Read more

Beer may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Kok, E. H., Karppinen, T. T., Luoto, T., Alafuzoff, I., & Karhunen, P. J. (2016). Beer Drinking Associates with Lower Burden of Amyloid Beta Aggregation in the Brain: Helsinki Sudden Death Series. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 2(1), 1-6. Beer drinkers have less beta amyloid proteins in their brain than people who do not drink beer, Finnish researchers found. Beta amyloids are an important factor in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. B vitamins Only the beer drinkers in this study had a lower amount of beta amyloid in their brain. The effect was not found in people who Read more

Xanthohumol from beer hops might protect your DNA – first human results

Ferk, F., Mišik, M., Nersesyan, A. et al. (2016). Impact of xanthohumol (a prenylated flavonoid from hops) on DNA stability and other health-related biochemical parameters: Results of human intervention trials. Mol Nutr Food Res, 60: 773 – 786. Cell and animal experiments show beer hops might have protective effects on the body. Xanthohumol is one of the components in beer hops that are believed to fight cell-damaging free radicals. Scientists from, amongst others, the Medical University of Vienna have now cautiously confirmed this for the first time in research with humans. Oxidative stress The researchers examined whether blood Read more

Scientific consensus on moderate beer consumption and health

De Gaetano G., et al. (2016). Effects of moderate beer consumption on health and disease: A consensus document, Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases, article in press. Low to moderate daily beer consumption  – one drink per day for women and two for men – can protect against cardiovascular disease. This is one of the conclusions from a comprehensive review of recent literature on beer consumption, health and disease by an international panel of experts. Confirmation This review shows that many thoughts on the health effects of alcohol consumption, also apply to moderate beer consumption. A reduced risk of Read more

Dutch translation Beer and Health booklet available

The Beer and Health booklet has been translated into Dutch. This is the first translation of the booklet. More will follow. All translation will be posted on this website. "Bier en Gezondheid: Matige consumptie als onderdeel van een gezone levensstijl" was produced by the Dutch Beer Institute. The Dutch version can be obtained in clicking here.   Read more

Beer and Health – Moderate Consumption as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle – 5th Edition

Moderate beer consumption, part of a healthy lifestyle? "Beer has been a staple part of European diets for thousands of years, and through the ages it has become deeply ingrained in our traditions and culture. Hundreds of different types of beer are brewed across Europe. Made from natural raw materials, beer can play an important part in healthy adult diets and lifestyles, provided that it is consumed in moderation”, explains Prof Ascencion Marcos, editor of the Beer and Health booklet which  provides an overview of the current state of scientific knowledge on the potential benefits and risks of Read more

Infographic: Basics of Beer

Beer is a fermented beverage with a relatively low (or no) alcohol percentage, whose natural ingredients contain small amounts of valuable nutrients, minerals and vitamins. Click here to download this infographic (PDF)   Read more

Beer and Health - Moderate Consumption as part of a healthy lifestyle – 5th edition

Beer and Health Moderate Consumption as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle 5th Edition 2016 Click here to download the publication.

Basics on beer and health

This booklet summarises the relevant scientific literature on moderate beer consumption in relation to health, but there are some aspects you have to take into consideration while reading it. Click here to access the content

Beer and Health: Making up the Balance

Beer is made from natural ingredients and has relatively low (or zero) alcohol content compared to most other alcoholic beverages. read more …

About Beer and Health

Beer & Health builds upon a long tradition of scientific experts coming together to present the latest research on the link between moderate beer consumption and health on the occasion of the European Beer & Health Symposium, which has been organised practically every two or three years since 1999.

 

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