Raise your glass if you want a healthy heart! Drinking beer may be good for your cardiovascular health, according to a frothy new Swedish study on the health benefits of beer that will make you want to crack open a cold one.
To test the link between alcohol consumption and disease, Swedish researchers followed over 1,500 women for 50 years and tracked their medical records. During that time, they asked women how often they consumed beer, wine, or spirits with options ranging from “daily” to “nothing in the past 10 years.” After analyzing the data they found that women who drank beer moderately (once or twice a week to once or twice a month) had a 30 percent lower risk of a heart attack than women who had a daily pint or never drank. (And recently, research proclaimed that Drinking Beer Post-Run Gets the Hydration Stamp of Approval.)