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Moderate Beer Consumption And Health Benefits
A review of 124 published papers concluded that the positive health effects of moderate beer consumption match those previously reported for red wine and are greater than those for white wine. Beer contains a similar amount of antioxidant polyphenols to red and 4-5 times the amount in white wine, per drink.

The study by researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre reported that consumption of 1-2 beers per day resulted in a 30-40% lower rate of coronary disease compared to non drinking. The mechanisms linking beer consumption to reduced cardiovascular disease may include: a lowered concentration of several blood clotting factors, increased HDL cholesterol, and improvements in insulin resistance.

Source University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre

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