Beer and Health

 

The European scientific platform on moderate beer consumption and health

Alcohol consumption associated with decreased risk of gallstone disease

Could alcohol consumption decrease the risk of gallstone disease? A recent meta-analysis, published in the scientific journal Gut and Liver, confirms that alcohol consumption is associated with a decreased risk of gallstone disease; indicating alcohol could have a preventive effect. But whether there is an optimal alcohol dose remains unclear. Read more

Consistent moderate drinking pattern associated with lower risk for heart disease

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The J-shaped curve between alcohol consumption and coronary heart disease has been challenged in many ways. According to a meta-analysis examining long-term data from 35.000 people, moderate alcohol consumption is indeed associated with a lower risk for coronary heart disease compared to non-drinking. However, results suggest consistency matters. When people have an unstable drinking pattern over time, there is an elevated risk at heart disease. The article was published in the scientific journal BMC Medicine. Read more

Light to moderate alcohol consumption associated with decreased risk of dementia

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Alcohol has been identified as one of the risk factor for dementia and cognitive decline. However, it might not be this black and white, as moderate consumption has been associated with beneficial effects. A recent scoping review looked at the evidence of 28 systematic reviews to get a better understanding of this possible dose-response relationship. The study was published in the scientific journal Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy. Read more

Meta-analysis finds association between alcohol consumption and tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a major health problem in low and middle income countries. A new meta-analysis, published in the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, investigates the association between alcohol consumption and tuberculosis. Based on mainly Asian data, results show that alcohol is an important risk factor for tuberculosis. Read more

Explanimation: Beer and cardiovascular health

The best way to look after your heart is to follow a healthy diet and lifestyle. For healthy adults, moderate beer consumption can be part of this balanced way of living. Current scientific research indicates that drinking beer in moderation may have a positive effect on the heart and blood vessels and may help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and therefore total mortality. This is mainly due to the alcohol it contains. Read more

Slovenian translation of Beer and Health booklet

The fourth translation of the Beer and Health booklet is finished. This Slovenian version has the title “Pivo in zdravje - Zmerno uživanje piva kot del zdravega načina življenja”. The Slovenian translation can be obtained in clicking here. Read more

Finnish translation of Beer and Health booklet

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The third translation of the Beer and Health booklet is finished. This Finnish version has the title “Olut ja terveys – Kohtuukäyttö osana terveitä elintapoja”. The Finnish translation can be obtained in clicking here. Read more

Romanian translation of Beer and Health booklet

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The second translation of the Beer and Health booklet is finished. This Romanian version has the title “Berea şi sănătatea – Consumul moderat ca parte a unui stil de viaţă sănăto”. The Romanian Centre for Studies on Beer, Health & Nutrition (www.beresanatatenutritie.ro) organized the translation. The Romanian translation can be obtained in clicking here. Read more

Dutch translation Beer and Health booklet available

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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 gezonde levensstijl” was produced by the Dutch Beer Institute. The Dutch version can be obtained in clicking […] 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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