STUDY: Beer a day helps prevent stroke, heart disease
A pint of beer a day could help reduce the risk of having a stroke or developing cardiovascular disease, new research has found.
A study of 80,000 adults found the natural decline in high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol, in the body was slowed by a moderate intake of alcohol.
The results showed that one or two daily servings of alcohol for a man, or up to one for a woman, was associated with a slower HDL decline than either not drinking at all, or drinking too heavily.
While the trend applied to both beer and spirits, the effect was most visible for drinkers of beer, the Pennsylvania State University study found.