My cousin, Larry sent me an article he found in Yahoo. It claims that a beer or two a day can be good for higher bone density and reduction of cardiovascular disease. Everything in moderation.
I've never much cared for beer, but I'll have to try it now that I know it might have some health benefits. Looks like I'll have to look for pale ale whatever that is.
I have a feeling, if we wait two months, they'll come up with a study that says beer will give you liver cancer even if you drank it once a week. Keeping up with these studies is exhausting!
1. Stronger BonesBeer contains high levels of silicon, which is linked to bone health. In a 2009 study at Tufts University and other centers, older men and women who swigged one or two drinks daily had higher bone density, with the greatest benefits found in those who favored beer or wine. However, downing more than two drinks was linked to increased risk for fractures.
For the best bone-building benefits, reach for pale ale, since a 2010 study of 100 types of beer from around the word identified these brews as richest in silicon, while light lagers and non-alcoholic beers contained the least.
2. A Stronger HeartA 2011 analysis of 16 earlier studies involving more than 200,000 people, conducted by researchers at Italy’s Fondazion di Ricerca e Cura, found a 31 percent reduced risk of heart disease in those who quaffed about a pint of beer daily, while risk surged in those who guzzled higher amounts of alcohol, whether beer, wine, or spirits.
More than 100 studies also show that moderate drinking trims risk of heart attacks and dying from cardiovascular disease by 25 to 40 percent, Harvard reports. A beer or two a day can help raise levels of HDL, the “good” cholesterol that helps keep arteries from getting clogged.
Hmmm... maybe I should get a beer to relax me.