Beer Consumption: Health Effects
Volume 3 - Issue 2
Gurmeet Singh Sarla*
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- Senior Registrar, 159 General Hospital, India
Dr. Gurmeet Singh Sarla, Senior Registrar, 159 General Hospital, India
Received: September 27, 2019; Published: October 04, 2019
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Background: Beer is one of the most seasoned and most broadly expended alcoholic beverages on the planet and is the third
most commonly consumed drink after water and tea world over.
Aim: The aim of this review article was to study the health effects of beer consumption and compare the positive effects of
consumption of wine, beer and spirits when consumed in moderation.
Methods: Literature was searched in the form of epidemiological studies, prospective studies and clinical trials and the health
effects of different alcoholic beverages were studied and compared when consumed in moderation. Moderate consumption of beer
was defined as non bingeing utilization of 1 beverage for every day in ladies and upto 2 beverages for each day in men.
Conclusion: Although alcohol consumption is a two-sided coin, moderate alcohol consumption in the form of wine or beer has
been shown to have a protective role for the cardiovascular system and in addition to being anti-carcinogenic. Both wine and beer
consumption in moderation have been associated with health benefits, but to a lesser degree with beer as compared to that of wine
, probably because of beer’s lower phenolic content. Healthy effects of wine and beer are greater in combination with a healthy
diet. The main protective effects on the cardiovascular system and cancer resulting from moderate wine and beer intake is mainly
due to their common components, alcohol and polyphenols. The general recommendations are one drink (150mL of wine or 10g of
alcohol) daily for women and two drinks (300mL of wine or 20g of alcohol) daily for men.
Keywords: Beer; Alcohol; Wine; Spirits; Moderate consumption; Xanthohumol