Moderate drinking reduces the risk of heart and circulatory disease Moderate beer drinking is good for the heart and blood vessels
How much should you drink for the maximum protective effect?
How is this protective effect explained?
More scientific research required
Discussion of the threshold value
Women are more sensitive to alcohol than men
Age and alcohol consumption
Beer, wine or spirits?
Good news for diabetics
In comparison to non-drinkers and heavy drinkers, moderate beer drinking reduces the risk of heart and circulatory diseases, and death due to heart and circulatory diseases. This has been demonstrated in dozens of studies that hundreds of thousands of people participated in.
This protective effect is very probably an effect of the alcohol itself because it is also found among wine drinkers and spirits drinkers. Whether this protective effect is more pronounced in the one drink or the other is difficult to say.
A number of studies have indeed made a distinction between the type of alcohol consumption – beer, wine or spirits – and the risk of heart and circulatory diseases. In general it can be said that the risk seems to be reduced just as much with the three types of alcoholic drink. It is not the type of drink, but the alcohol that provides the protective effect. The influence of other non-alcoholic drinks on heart and circulatory diseases is not yet clear on the other hand.