The report concludes that beer contains similar levels of polyphenols
( derived from hops and malt) to red wines and that beer is equally
effective at raising HDL levels. One to two units (14g) in the
US) a day was shown to reduce coronary heart disease in men and
women by 30%-40% when compared with non-drinkers.
A further study researched by Okayama University in Japan and published by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry revealed stout beers to be the best inhibitor of cancer causing
compounds, heterocyclic amines, which trigger genetic mutations