|IS BEER REALLY HEALTHY?
Please consider that all statements about the
positive effects of beer are always based on the assumption that it is
consumed in moderation.
One happy beer lover
| Summarizing the positive
effects, which do go beyond the above list, we can say that research to-date
into the effect of alcohol on the human organism has investigated only
the negative effects of abuse and ignored the beneficial consequences of
moderate consumption. Professor Dr. Hans Hoffmeister of Free University
of Berlin and Director of the Robert-Koch-Institute in Berlin, explained
that moderate consumption of alcohol (1 to 40 grams per day which corresponds
to 0.1 to 1 liter of beer) is obviously beneficial to health, compared
to abstinent or largely abstinent life styles.
Professor Dr. Joseph Keul of the Department of Rehabilitative and Preventive Sports Medicine, University Clinic of Freiburg, Germany wrote, that "moderate beer drinkers have a lower 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 (a lower incidence of heart disease in France), do not only have a protective effect on the vascular bed but also reduce the risk of cancer and raise endogenous resistance".
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