Scientific CommitteeAbout Us
Dr Henk Hendriks
As a nutrition researcher, I have been involved in many clinical trials studying the effects of moderate beer consumption on health of men and women of various ages. It was a surprise to see that basically all effects that we have studied were affected in a positive way, in other words consistent with positive health. Our intervention research was supportive of the immense epidemiologcal evidence that one or two beers a day fit in a healthy lifestyle. Whereas heavy drinking is unhealthy, moderate beer drinking helps prevent, amongst others, metabolic diseases like coronary heart disease and diabetes mellitus type 2. I believe it is important to share this knowledge, as is done throught the Beer & Health initiative, so that consumers can make a science-based decision on their lifestyle behaviors.