10 Surprising Ways Drinking Beer Can Actually Improve Your Health

Protects The Brain From Alzheimer's Disease

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A number of researchers have examined the effects of beer consumption on cognitive diseases later in life. In a study conducted at the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University in Chicago, scientists reviewed the results from several of these studies. Their analysis revealed that moderate beer drinkers were 23 percent less likely to develop a degenerative cognitive disorder, such as dementia or Alzheimer's. Similarly, a study published in TheNew England Journal of Medicine found that elderly women who were moderate drinkers had better mental clarity and memory than their non-drinking peers. These findings are consistent with studies that have shown that moderate alcohol consumption can improve memory, concentration, and even reasoning. Beer contains dietary silicone, which is believed to protect the brain from exposure to high levels of aluminum, a substance that has been linked to cognitive disorders.

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