An ale a day could keep the cardiologist away, almost as well as a glass of red wine.
A study from the University of California-Davis, found small amounts of beer helped men and women decrease their risk of heart attack and stroke by nearly 40 percent.
Like red wine, small amounts of beer increase the body's levels of HDL, or good cholesterol, and lessens the risk of a blood clot forming inside an artery in the heart.
The key is moderation.
The study was based on one or two cheap all-American beers a day. To see benefits, beer drinker's can fore go drinking all week to have 5 beers on a Saturday night.
The UCD researchers also found a lower risk of diabetes in daily beer drinkers, a slowdown in bone loss in older people and bones building in younger ones. Beer also apparently cuts the risk of brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, as well as decreases the risk for chronic illnesses in people who had a beer each day compared to those who do not drink at all.
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