Saturday, 19 November 2011

Guinness really is good for you!

Not Guinness

The moderate consumption of beer provides a health benefit:

Researchers at Italy's Fondazione di Ricerca e Cura combined several different studies conducted in the last few years that allowed them to explore the possible link between beer drinking and cardiovascular disease, with a data set of over 200,000 people. They found that regular, moderate beer drinking carries almost exactly the same health benefit that has previously been demonstrated for wine consumption, as moderate beer drinkers enjoy a 31% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease compared to non-drinkers. The best combination, they discovered, was drinking slightly more than an English pint's worth of beer containing 5% alcohol each day.

Now when will that be a headline on the BBC? And do note that the level of consumption required is pretty close to those “dangerous” levels warned about by the New Puritans!


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