Overview

Beer is an alcoholic drink.

Beer is used for preventing heart disease and stroke. It is also used to reduce the chance of death from heart attack, for preventing decline of thinking skills later in life, for Alzheimer disease, and for many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Beer is thought to help prevent heart disease by increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as "good cholesterol." Also, the vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) contained in beer can help lower homocysteine levels, a chemical considered to be one of the risk factors for heart disease.

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