Another week, another bundle of news about the health properties of moderate beer consumption. The Times of London published a report on a group of scientists who met in Brussels under the chairmanship of Professor Jonathan Powell, of the Medical Research Council human nutrition unit in Cambridge:
Professor Powell said that the media and the public had tended to focus on the advantages of wine drinking in moderation. In his opinion there is increasing evidence that the benefits of moderate drinking are more related to the alcohol, whatever the nature of the drink, than to a particular beverage. Beer also contains nutrients and other properties that encourage good health.Remind me to send him a Christmas card. Good fellow all around. But that is not all as The Daily Mail reported on how beer is good for your bones:
New research shows that the alcohol in beer appears to suppress the hormones that promote bone loss. And researchers say it may have a better effect on preventing bone loss than calcium.And what else is foisted upon us to help with calcium that beer now can replace in a sensible diet? Broccoli! That is my kind of science.