New research suggests that a small consumption of beer could reduce a risk of getting a cardiovascular diseases or stroke.
In a study with 80,000 participants from China, researchers have found that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or better known as good cholesterol will naturally decline when people occasionally consume alcohol, mainly beer. The results suggest that a moderate intake of alcohol for men is one or two drinks per day and one for women. From the other side, heavy drinking is defined as more than one drink for ladies and more than two drinks for men.
The study from the Pennsylvania State University proved that the effects are more visible for those who consume beer than for those who drink spirits. The beer has the biggest and the most favorable impact when compared to other alcoholic beverages.
The research was presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association. The research results suggest that moderate drinking may have a great impact on the decline in HDL. This is especially relevant for older people.
Researchers have stressed that we need to conduct more studies to confirm these preliminary results. In other words, drinking alcohol is a serious and at times dangerous decision if we don’t know how to control our behavior.
The Telegraph, Huffington Post
Gildshire Editor, Elvira Barucija