Beer as health drink? A brew a day keeps the doctor away

on 23/11/11 at 10:56 am

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Researchers found that people who drank about a pint a day had a 31% reduced risk of heart disease.

It’s well known that red wine can benefit your heart but a new study announced last week touts the health benefits of beer.

Published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, the study is an analysis of 16 studies involving more than 200,000 participants. Researchers found that people who drank about a pint of beer a day had a 31 percent reduced risk of heart disease. For those who consumed more alcohol, either beer, wine, or liquor, their risk “surged,” noted MyHealthNewsDaily.

The study was conducted by Research Laboratories at the Fondazione di Ricerca e Cura “Giovanni Paolo I,” in Campobasso, Italy.

“Alcohol in moderation can increase your HDL, your good cholesterol,” registered dietician Andrea Giancoli of the American Dietetic Association explained to MyHealthNewsDaily. “The higher your HDL is, the more protected you are against heart disease.”

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