HealthDay News had a short item today which touted another new study showing the health effects of drinking a pint or two beer each day.
From the article:
According to the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, beer contains high levels of an ingredient that helps deposit calcium and other minerals into bone tissue.
And a recent study found the antioxidants present in dark beer help prevent clogged arteries, which should reduce the risk of heart disease.
Most research showed the optimum benefits can be reaped with up to one drink a day for women and up to two a day for men.
This is another in a literal stream of health benefits now attributable to drinking beer. So why does the negative stereotpe continue to persist that beer is bad for you? Because too many people are making money off that assumption plus the demonization of alcohol is a favorite pastime of many with socially conservative leanings.