Beer cures all. Beer heals all. Beer
prevents all. Beer will make you more money. That’s right beer
drinkers, you know it’s all true. Well now scientists are putting
together some so-called “research” to prove what all of us
already know - that beer is the world’s greatest beverage! Recent
studies show that beer can lower your risk of heart disease, reduce hay
fever and promote job success thereby making you more money. Really?
Sure we’ve all known for years that beer can be the cure for
numerous things: a bad day at work, your favorite team losing the big
game, your girlfriend just dumping you, etc. We’ve also been privy to
the fact that beer makes us all “appear”: more attractive, cooler, more
fun, interesting and a good person to go home with for the
evening. Well today we’re talking about real “proof” that suggests
beer has tangible benefits.
A recent study conducted by Harvard University Researchers found
that beer can reduce the risk of heart disease just as well as wine.
The study showed that moderate alcohol consumption, 2-3 serving a day
in men and 1-2 servings a day for women, could significantly reduce the
risk of coronary heart disease in both genders. Harvard Associate
Professor, Ken Mukamel, stated, “It’s really the alcohol that seems to
make the difference, because the alcohol is what raises the HDL
cholesterol, the good cholesterol.”
In a study conducted by Sapporo Breweries Ltd. of Japan, researches
claim they have proven that their beer can alleviate hay fever
symptoms. The researchers claim that hop flavonol glycoside found in
their beer blocks histamines that cause hay fever symptoms. According
to their results 60% of their patients experienced a reduction in
sneezing and 55% experience reduced runny nose. The company is
seeking a patent for the beneficial effect of their beer.
And finally a study conducted by economists Bethany Peters and
Edward Stringham suggests that people who consume beer in social
settings are more likely to earn more money. Their research found
that a person’s “social capital” could be increased by engaging in
activities like social drinking. People who drink socially are more
likely to meet new business contacts and achieve higher earnings
through networking. Their study shows that women who drink socially
earn 14% more than their non-drinking counterparts and men earn 10%
more when they go out for few pints.
So if you’ve got someone telling you to put down the beer or stay
away from all those happy hours with co-workers, tell them to enjoy
their heart disease, hay fever and lower income. Tell them they won’t
find you lying in a hospital bed, blowing your nose or clipping
coupons. Nope, you’ll be out with your friends - having a beer!