Beer & Health: Resources

Cheers to Beer & Health!

Cheers to Beer & Health!

As promised yesterday, here are some Beer & Health resources that others have generously shared with me.

A few other folks chimed in and provided personal experience and insight, though no other resources. Thanks to them all. I hope you find this helpful in your pursuit of beer and health connections.

NOTE: I’ve not had time to yet read or look into all of them, so do your own diligence.

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Beer & Health

The Craft Brewers Conference 2009 and 2013 both offered a Beer and Health session. I was at both of them as I find this area of the industry fascinating and well worth my time. They were both informative, myth busting and thought-provoking. The speaker in 2009 was Dr. Arthur Klatsky.  Dr. Mack Mitchell was the 2013 presenter.

Beer & Health Information: critical to all

Beer & Health Information: critical to all

Here are a few of the insights they shared (I hope I got them right):

  • Women and men show a lower risk of Type 2 Diabetes with moderate drinking
  • Hops = phytoestrogens; very different from human estrogen
  • Alcohol does not destroy brain cells
  • Neural stem cells in rodent trials with heavy consumption reduced functioning cells
  • The National Institutes of Health = good resource

The talks were both extremely enlightening and I sincerely hope the BA includes more of this type of information For accurate education based on solid research, for resources, for busting myths and building understanding. These are all reaching and important areas of the beer community.


I’ll share more resources on beer and health that generous and helpful industry colleagues have shared with me, per a request.

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Myth Busting

Good article to read when trying to bust the myth of beer being unhealthy. So is zucchini in great quantities.

Here’s another. And another. And another.

Quantity and frequency are the key – to darn near everything. Moderation, savoring, enjoying, taking your time.

It would seem to be that anything is excess is, well, excessive and therefore not good.

I just wonder why, if the article is about ‘older’ women, they chose a younger women for the picture?

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