A pint a day keeps doctor away

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According to a study published in the July issue of the journal
Epidemiology, beer may help prevent coronary heart disease.

According to a study published in the July issue of the journal Epidemiology, beer may help prevent coronary heart disease. Researchers from the German Centre for Research on Aging​ based their findings on data collected from nearly 800 people, more than a third of whom had coronary heart disease. Those who identified themselves as beer drinkers had the highest levels of HDL cholesterol and the lowest levels of fibrinogen, a protein in the blood-clotting process, two factors associated with lower levels of coronary heart disease. The German study echoes more than 100 studies over the past three decades that have tied moderate consumption, one to three ounces daily, of any alcoholic beverage to a lower risk of coronary heart disease.

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