BEER AND HEALTH

(Source: Center of Beer for Health Information)


The international scientific community recognizes that moderate beer consumption by healthy adults has positive health benefits. On the contrary, the abuse, excessive or irresponsible consumption is not healthy.


In Spain, the scientific body of reference that promotes the research on the relationship that exists between moderate beer consumption and its effects on the body is the Beer and Health Information Center (CICS).


Since its creation, the Beer and Health Information Center has focused its activities on the analysis of the effects of moderate beer consumption on human health. Its main goal is to promote research and spread of studies of beer and health, under the supervision of a scientific committee made up of specialists in medicine and nutrition.

Center of Beer for Health Information
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Members of the Scientific Committee of the CICS:

President
Dr. Ramón Estruch.

Consultor del Servicio de Medicina Interna del Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, profesor asociado de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Barcelona y miembro del Comité de Dirección del Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red (CIBER) del Instituto de Salud Carlos III.

Vicepresident
Prof. Dr. Lluís Serra.

Catedrático de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública de la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Presidente de la Academia Española de Nutrición.


The other members of the Scientific Committee

Dra. Lina Badimon.
Directora del Centro de Investigación Cardiovascular (CSIC-ICC), IIB Sant Pau, Hospital Santa Creu i Sant Pau. Directora de la Cátedra de Investigación Cardiovascular, UAB. Vicepresidente de la Sociedad Española de Cardiología. Chair Council Basic Science-European Society of Cardiology.

Prof. Dr. Manuel J. Castillo Garzón.
Catedrático de Fisiología Médica de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Granada.

Dña. Consuelo López Nomdedeu.
Especialista en nutrición de la Escuela Nacional de Sanidad del Instituto de Salud Carlos III de Madrid.

Prof. Dra. Ascensión Marcos.
Directora del Grupo de Inmunonutrición del Departamento de Metabolismo y Nutrición del Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos y Nutrición (ICTAN) del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), miembro del Comité Científico de la Agencia Española de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición (AESAN), y tesorera de la Federación Europea de Sociedades de Nutrición (FENS).

Prof. Jesús Román Martínez.
Profesor de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y presidente del Comité Científico de la Sociedad Española de Dietética y Ciencias de la Alimentación (SEDCA).

Dr. José Luis Navarro.
Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de los Alimentos del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC).

Prof. Dra. Rosa Ortega.
Catedrática del Departamento de Nutrición de la Facultad de Farmacia de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Prof. Dra. Ana Requejo.
Catedrática del Departamento de Nutrición de la Facultad de Farmacia de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

D. Joaquín Ruíz de Castroviejo.
Presidente de la Fundación Benéfico-Docente de la Escuela Superior de Cerveza y Malta.

Dra. Mercè Vidal.
Nutricionista, dietista y antropóloga. Investigadora del Centro de Investigación de Nutrición Comunitaria (CREN) asociado a la Universidad de Barcelona.

What are the attributes of moderate beer consumption?

To know the properties of a moderate consumption of beer it can consult the web of Centro de Información Cerveza y Salud.

Beer ... is it fattening?

The beer belly is a common stereotype. Nevertheless, numerous scientific and medical studies have shown that said statement is not true.

A glass of beer (200 ml.) has only 90 calories. For this reason, moderate beer consumption does not affect the body mass index (BMI) or a person’s weight, as long as it is consumed along with a healthy and balanced diet, like the Mediterranean diet.

Curiously in Italy this type of stomach is called: "pancetta di vino" (wine belly).

Non-Alcoholic Beer

Non-alcoholic beer is healthy and hydrating, with a very low calorie content (17 Kcal/100 ml.) that retains the vitamins and minerals of beer with alcohol. Its moderate consumption may be included in the diet of those persons suffering from arterial hypertension, given that a small bottle of non-alcoholic beer per day provides 10 mg of calcium, potassium and very little sodium. Apart from its high water content (95%) and folic acid contribution, non-alcoholic beer contains variable amounts of phenyl compounds with antioxidant effects that contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Even though beer is one of the beverages with the lowest alcohol content (5%), its consumption is not recommended in situations like pregnancy, when driving or under any type of medical treatment. For this reason, all beer consumers that cannot or do not want to drink alcohol, have the option of having a non-alcoholic beer.

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