14 July 2013

Oh Happy Day! Beer is Good for Your Heart!

Scientists at Harokopio University in Athens took 17 college students, put them through a cardiovascular exam before the experiment, and then gave them a pint of beer. Blood flow to the heart improved within a couple of hours of finishing two-thirds of a pint (or a more scholarly 400 ml of alcohol). The scientists speculate that the combination of alcohol and antioxidants in beer may be be the cause, and suggest that darker beers, such as stout and ale, are better for the heart than a pale lager.

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posted by Jeff Holt at 08:00

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