Beer and Health

 

The European scientific platform on moderate beer consumption and health

First meta-analysis on alcohol consumption and perceived attractiveness of others

What drives people to drink alcohol? Many factors play a role in this question. One of these factors involves the perception of physical attractiveness. A recently published meta-analysis combined all available research on the role of alcohol consumption in perceived attractiveness of others. The results, published in the scientific journal Addiction, show that alcohol consumption may have a small effect of increasing perceived attractiveness of people of the opposite sex. Read more

Alcohol affects facial expression of emotions in social drinkers

Alcohol consumption often happens in social contexts. A new study reviews the effect of alcohol on the facial expression of emotions in social drinkers. The results, published in the scientific journal Psychology Research and Behavior Management, show that the extent of social interaction appears to be an important factor. Read more

Alcohol consumption and healthy ageing: more research needed

The aging population is growing. Therefore, it is important to examine the impact of lifestyle factors on the aging process. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates the association of alcohol consumption (and smoking) with healthy ageing. Compared to non-drinkers, drinkers had a slightly higher chance to age healthily. However, results should be interpreted with caution. The study is published in the scientific journal BMJ Open. Read more

More research needed on effect of alcohol consumption on gastrointestinal cancer survival

Alcohol consumption is an established risk factor for the development of certain types of cancer. A new systematic review looks into the role of alcohol on the survival prognosis among patients with gastrointestinal cancer. The results, published in the scientific journal Best Practice and Research: Clinical Gastroenterology, show that light alcohol consumption probably does not have a negative effect on the survival prognosis. 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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