Please consider that all statements about thepositive effects of beer are always based on the assumption that it isconsumed in moderation.
    The phenolic substances originating mostly from the malt intercept free radicals in the body, whichmay be carcinogenic: this is the reason why beer has the same positiveeffect as red wine.
    Because of the fact that thebeer is rich in potassium and low in sodium, it has a diuretic effect.Also, because beer is low in calcium and rich in magnesium, it is prophylacticagainst heart diseases and formation of gallstones and kidney stones.
    The fruit acids of the beermake digestion easy. L-lactate, which is a lactic acid in the beer, hasa beneficial effect on intestinal flora.
    Carbon dioxide in the beerpromotes salivation, stimulates formation of  hydrchloric acid inthe stomach and help separation of waste matters that are usually eliminatedin the urine.
    Polyphenols in beer are effectiveagainst cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

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     Summarizing the positiveeffects, which do go beyond the above list, we can say that research to-dateinto the effect of alcohol on the human organism has investigated onlythe negative effects of abuse and ignored the beneficial consequences ofmoderate consumption. Professor Dr. Hans Hoffmeister of Free Universityof Berlin and Director of the Robert-Koch-Institute in Berlin, explainedthat moderate consumption of alcohol (1 to 40 grams per day which correspondsto 0.1 to 1 liter of beer) is obviously beneficial to health, comparedto abstinent or largely abstinent life styles.
    Professor Dr. Joseph Keulof the Department of Rehabilitative and Preventive Sports Medicine, UniversityClinic of Freiburg, Germany wrote, that "moderate beer drinkers have alower blood pressure than teetotallers and heavy drinkers".
    He also made a note that "...antioxidants[present in beer], high levels of which are also present in red wine (alower incidence of heart disease in France), do not only have a protectiveeffect on the vascular bed but also reduce the risk of cancer and raiseendogenous resistance".
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