• You’re drinking your beer too cold — and here’s why

     

    I have a drinking problem, and it makes me order two beers at a time in bars and restaurants.

    My problem is this: We drink our beer too cold, America.

    Beer typically flows from taps and your fridge at a frigid 38 degrees, an ideal temperature for the mass-produced brews designed to be refreshingly easy to drink while obscuring the cost-saving ingredients within.

    But for beers aspiring to some degree of nuance — arguably the definition of craft beer — 38 degrees is the equivalent of plastic wrap around a Kandinsky: It obscures all the beauty within. Sipped too cold, most craft beer is a shadow of what its maker intends, with layers of flavor lost to a palate-chilling cold.

    The ideal minimum temperature for most craft beer is in the low to mid-40s. For hearty yeast or hop-forward ales, a bit warmer. For even more adventurous styles, such as lambics or imperial stouts infused with flavors of oak, bourbon, chocolate, coffee or vanilla, warmer still — arguably as high as the upper 50s. When trying to meld an array of intricate flavors by pairing beer and food, proper temperature becomes even more important.

    In the best bars, I therefore often order two (or more!) beers at a time: one that doesn’t mind the cold to sip immediately and one that’s higher alcohol, more complex and best served by 20 minutes of slowly warming. A double order sometimes furrows the brow of a bartender or companion — as if my drinking problem is far more serious — but of all the factors that influence beer taste, temperature is one of the easiest for a drinker to control. And so I do.

    The idea of “cold beer” remains intact as ever, thanks mostly to the millions spent by Bud, Miller and Coors to show us slow-motion pulls of glistening bottles from teeming buckets of ice. It reaches in every direction, from the innocuous (bars proudly trumpeting their “cold beer”) to the egregious (bars serving beer in chilled or — heaven forfend — frosted glasses). Though to be fair, sometimes, cold is exactly what a beer requires.

    “If I’m drinking a High Life, I want it to be cold because I don’t want to taste it,” says Gary Valentine, a beer consultant and educator, who has worked on the beer lists at Girl and the Goat and Little Goat in Chicago, among other restaurants. “Otherwise, if you have a beer you want to taste, it should be above at least 43 degrees.”

    That means being a proactive beer drinker: dual ordering in a bar or restaurant. If served a beer in a chilled or frosted glass, requesting a room temperature glass and making a careful transfer. At home, pulling a beer from the refrigerator for 10 minutes to an hour before opening it. Or, if you’re Ray Daniels, founder of the Cicerone beer education program, sticking a beer in the microwave.

    “Ten seconds takes that frosty edge off,” Daniels says. “I used to do it pretty regularly.”

    The Cicerone program, which has certified the beer knowledge of 50,000 people worldwide, spends ample time discussing beer style, storage, tap line maintenance and glassware but relatively little time on temperature “because of the practical challenges for making that happen and because there are so many other dragons to slay,” Daniels says. But as a consumer, he is acutely aware.

    “It has a big influence on your perception of flavor,” he says. “That’s undeniable.”

    Though Daniels no longer microwaves his beer — “I’m not that impatient anymore” — he does make a habit of wrapping his hands around a fresh-from-the-tap beer to warm the glass before taking a sip.

    The issue is a beer’s volatile organic compounds; bad for smelling when it comes to paints and cleaning products, VOCs are everything to beer, releasing the aroma and flavor (which combine to create “taste”) as they warm.

    “So much of our sense of taste is in the sense of smell,” Daniels says. “In order to stimulate the olfactory nerves, you have to have volatile compounds enter the nasal passage and into the throat. If beer is too cold, it will release less aromatics.”

    Daniels suggested an experiment: In identical glasses, pour a straight-from-the-refrigerator beer alongside a bottle that spent 20 minutes warming on the counter. Drink side by side. Voila — the joys of not-too-cold beer.

    So then why don’t bars and restaurants serve beer warmer? Practical concerns, mostly. Tap systems are standardized at 38 degrees for two reasons: It’s a temperature that keeps beer fresh and allows for easy troubleshooting when tap systems go awry with foaming issues.

    “If everyone ran at a different temperature of their own choosing, then it would be really hard to ensure proper beer quality,” Daniels says.

    That doesn’t mean breweries and bars aren’t trying to do their part. Jerry’s restaurant and bar, in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, has considered serving barrel-aged stouts at room temperature, or storing them at room temperature and chilling them when ordered to about 50 degrees.

    “But it takes less time to go from 38 to 50 than down from 70 to 50,” says Chris Coons, who recently left a job as beer buyer for Jerry’s to work for a beer distributor. “If I’m opening a barrel-aged stout at home that’s been stored at room temperature, I’ll put it in the fridge for about an hour to cool it to about 50.”

    He called it “a signature beer geek move.”

    “The general public isn’t getting into beer temperature,” says Coons at the bar one afternoon. “But they should be.”

    Jerry’s general manager, Trey Elder, who spent 10 years working at three different Chicago coffee companies, chimed in: “Any extreme temperature, cold or hot, will mask flavor. At room temperature you’ll taste everything. When coffee is really hot, you won’t be able to taste that much. Coffees that are really amazing, you taste what’s amazing as they cool.”

    Or in the case of beer, as it warms. The more complex the ingredients, the truer it is. At Moody Tongue Brewing Co., for instance, brewer and owner Jared Rouben focuses exclusively on food-driven beers — Sliced Nectarine IPA, Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter and Dehydrated Tangerine Cacao Wheat are three recent releases.

    On more than one occasion I’ve had a Moody Tongue beer at tap temperature and thought, “Eh — this is pretty good.” Twenty minutes later, the sentiment has usually changed to full-on “wow” as the complexity of the fresh ingredients emerged.

    Rouben professed no offense when I told him as much, and agreed that his beers are best between about 42 and 55 degrees. That belief is what led him to pick a peculiar shape as the branded Moody Tongue glass used in bars — the 15 1/2-ounce Napoli grande, which, based on its design, steers a drinker toward wrapping a hand around the glass’ narrow base, which slowly warms the beer.

    “In beautiful beers, all it does is open up layers,” Rouben said. “That said, I would encourage people to drink a beer at different temperatures, and experience the changes.”

    It’s a fair point. Beer isn’t just worth sipping at a precisely “proper” temperature, but across a range of temperatures that gradually unfold the flavor and nuance. Such an approach to beer drinking takes patience, thought and what some might consider fussing over. But like wine, spirits or anything else worth drinking, the best beers reveal themselves across a journey of sorts.

    Though, if you’re in a hurry, the microwave works too.

    jbnoel@tribune.com

    Twitter @joshbnoel

    Source: http://www.baltimoresun.com/

  • Beer: The Health and Beauty Benefits

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    As the old saying goes, pouring a beer over your head a day leaves your hair voluptuous, smooth and shiny. Something to do with the proteins and vitamin B naturally present in the drink, apparently.

     

    Glossy-maned Catherine Zeta Jones has sworn by the trick for years, though admits the practice leaves her head smelling like a brewery. Now, though, an American company has launched a range of beer-based haircare products which it claims leaves no trace of a hoppy odour.

     

    Bröö offers three sets of shampoo and conditioner which use beer as their main ingredient: Pale Ale (for volume), IPA (for smoothness) and Porter (for Hydration).

     

    Rejoice, for gone are the days when we had to massage a pint of Greene King into our hair, Herbal Essences-style, in our quest for the perfect barnet. But what other health and beauty benefits can we get from the drink?

     

     

    1. Improve your skin

    ‘Beer Spas’ have been popping up in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic, where guests are invited to bathe in dark lager. “Beer is very good for the skin, because of the vitamins and the yeast,” the owner of one such spa told The New York Times.“It’s cleansing and drying.”

     

    The spas also offer beer-based facials, made from ground hops, malt, honey and cream cheese.

     

    2. Relax your feet

    If you can’t afford to go full lager-Cleopatra, resting your feet in a large bowl of beer has also been recommended as a way to soothe them. Advantages: it’s cold and carbonated. Disadvantages: potentially sticky.

     

    3. Reduce your risk of kidney stones

    A 1998 Finnish studyfound that men reduced their risk of developing kidney stones by 40 per cent with one bottle of beer a day. Researchers suggested the hops in the beer strengthened calcium in the bones, preventing it from developing as stones in the kidneys.

     

    4. Massage yourself

    Massage therapists suggest rolling a can of beer underfoot, or placing one between your shoulder blades, leaning against a wall and rolling it from side-to-side. “The pressure loosens up muscle tissue and encourages blood flow to the area,” one claims. Teetotalers could try the same thing with a can of Fanta.

    5. Improve your sight

    A lager or stout a day can stop cataracts from forming, according to research by Canadian scientists, because of antioxidants in the drink. But three or more beers a day were found to have the opposite effect.

     

    6. Improve your confidence

    And finally, even drinking non-alcoholic beer has been found to improve your confidence. In one study, researchers told some participants they would be drinking alcoholic beer, but gave half of them a non-alcoholic drink, while others had nothing to drink at all. Participants who were told they had drunk beer consistently rated themselves as funnier, smarter and better-looking during their talk – whether they had had the alcoholic version or not.

     

    Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/

  • Auto-Brewery Syndrome: Apparently, You Can Make Beer In Your Gut

    Beer Belly

    A man who would get drunk out of the blue without drinking beer?  Here is how it happened.

    This medical case may give a whole new meaning to the phrase “beer gut.”

     

    A 61-year-old man — with a history of home-brewing — stumbled into a Texas emergency room complaining of dizziness. Nurses ran a Breathalyzer test. And sure enough, the man’s blood alcohol concentration was a whopping 0.37 percent, or almost five times the legal limit for driving in Texas.

     

    There was just one hitch: The man said that he hadn’t touched a drop of alcohol that day.

     

    “He would get drunk out of the blue — on a Sunday morning after being at church, or really, just anytime,” says Barabara Cordell, the dean of nursing at Panola College in Carthage, Texas. “His wife was so dismayed about it that she even bought a Breathalyzer.”

    Other medical professionals chalked up the man’s problem to “closet drinking.” But Cordell and Dr. Justin McCarthy, a gastroenterologist in Lubbock, wanted to figure out what was really going on.

     

    So the team searched the man’s belongings for liquor and then isolated him in a hospital room for 24 hours. Throughout the day, he ate carbohydrate-rich foods, and the doctors periodically checked his blood for alcohol. At one point, it rose 0.12 percent.

     

    Eventually, McCarthy and Cordell pinpointed the culprit: an overabundance of brewer’s yeast in his gut.

     

    That’s right, folks. According to Cordell and McCarthy, the man’s intestinal tract was acting like his own internal brewery.

     

    The patient had an infection with Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Cordell says. So when he ate or drank a bunch of starch — a bagel, pasta or even a soda — the yeast fermented the sugars into ethanol, and he would get drunk. Essentially, he was brewing beer in his own gut. Cordell and McCarthy reported the case of “auto-brewery syndrome” a few months ago in the International Journal of Clinical Medicine.

     

    When we first read the case study, we were more than a little skeptical. It sounded crazy, a phenomenon akin to spontaneous combustion. I mean, come on: Could a person’s gut really generate that much ethanol?

     

    Brewer’s yeast is in a whole host of foods, including breads, wine and, of course, beer (hence, the name). The critters usually don’t do any harm. They just flow right through us. Some people even take Saccharomyces as a probiotic supplement.

     

    But it turns out that in rare cases, the yeasty beasts can indeed take up long-term residency in the gut and possibly cause problems, says Dr. Joseph Heitman, a microbiologist at Duke University.

     

    “Researchers have shown unequivocally that Saccharomyces can grow in the intestinal tract,” Heitman tells The Salt. “But it’s still unclear whether it’s associated with any disease” — or whether it could make someone drunk from the gut up.

     

    We dug around the scant literature on auto-brewery syndrome and uncovered a handful of cases similar to the one in Texas. Some reports in Japan date back to the 1970s. In most instances, the infections occurred after a person took antibiotics — which can wipe out the bacteria in the gut, making room for fungi like yeast to flourish — or had another illness that suppresses their immune system.

     

    Still, such case reports remain extremely rare. Heitman says he had never heard of auto-brewery syndrome until we called him up. “It sounds interesting,” he says. But he’s also cautious.

     

    “The problem with a case report,” he notes, “is that it’s just one person. It’s not a controlled clinical study.

  • Hydrating Beer: Researchers Create Brew That Rehydrates Drinkers By Adding Electrolytes

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    Ever had a hangover from drinking beer?  Well that may be a problem of the past.

    Good news, beer lovers. You may soon be able to drink a cold one without getting too dehydrated.

     

    Australian researchers say they’ve created a hydrating beer by adding electrolytes — a common ingredient in sports drinks. That way drinkers can enjoy their alcoholic beverage, which is known to dehydrate, while still staying refreshed.

     

    However, don’t expect the hydrating beer to contain the same amount of alcohol as your average brew. In order to achieve the feat, researchers also had to reduce the alcohol content.

     

    The team from Griffith University’s Health Institute recently tested the idea by modifying the ingredients in four different varieties of beer: two commercial, one of average strength and one light brew. Researchers noted that the alterations did not affect the taste of any of the beers.

     

    “Of the four different beers the subjects consumed, our augmented light beer was by far the most well retained by the body, meaning it was the most effective at rehydrating the subjects,” Ben Desbrow, an associate professor who led the study, said in a released statement.

     

    The altered light beer was also one-third more effective at hydrating drinkers than a normal beer. As some have pointed out, this extra bit of hydration during drinking could help ward off hangovers, which are caused by a combination of factors, butprimarily dehydration.

     

    Desbrow published the results of his hydrating beer research in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism earlier this year, but beer fans will likely have to wait for the electrolyte-filled brews to hit shelves.

     

    In the meantime, there’s always the just-add-water beer concentrate from Pat’s Backcountry Beverages. Just make sure you hydrate while you enjoy the concentrated brew.

     

    Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

  • Beer Drinkers Attract More Mosquitoes, Study Finds

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    Bad news for beer drinkers; not only did studies find that brew could dull your brain, but a new study has found that it just may be the reason you’re covered in bug bites.

     

    A study released by the National Center for Biotechnology Information has found that people who drink beer are more attractive to mosquitoes. Just one beer could make you a target for the bugs.

     

    The study tested 13 volunteers as test hosts, according to the study. Researchers measured ethanol content in sweat, sweat production, and skin temperature before and after the subjects drank of 350 millileters of beer.

     

    And while they originally thought the attraction was because drinking increases the amount of ethanol in sweat, or because it increases body temperature, neither of these were found to correlate with mosquito landings, according to The Smithsonian, so the attraction is a mystery.

     

    The study also found several other factors that affect vulnerability to mosquitoes, including exercise and metabolism, clothing color, and pregnancy.

     

    Source: http://www.thedailymeal.com/

  • Go Swimming in Beer

    Starkenberger beer pools-An Austrian brewery castle where you can literally swim in beer

    Presenting the one place in the world where it’s not girly to take a bubble bath: the centuries-old Austrian brewery Starkenberger, who’ve built the world’s first-ever beer swimming pools in the recesses of their brew-castle, and, for a paltry fee, you can take a dip. Here’s the skinny:

    Starkenberger Brewery castle-An Austrian brewery castle where you can literally swim in beer

    Located a few hours outside Munich, the setting for the Starkenberger Brewery castle is pretty ridonkulous, though, with the glory that’s awaiting for you inside, you probably won’t want to spend too much time out there.

    Starkenberger Brewery-An Austrian brewery castle where you can literally swim in beer

    As a brewery Starkenberger’s been at it for more than a hundred years, and is currently (and always has been) run by women. This bearded dude is merely one of their minions.

    Starkenberger Brewery-An Austrian brewery castle where you can literally swim in beer

    Barrels are stored down in their super gothic cellar, which you could see if you dropped $10 on a brewery tour, but totally don’t care about since you came for the beer pools! So, without further ado…

    Starkenberger beer pools-An Austrian brewery castle where you can literally swim in beer

    Residing in the old fermentation brewery, there are seven total pools in a Turkish-bath-like room, each of which are heated and contain 12,000L of water enriched with 300L Biergeläger (remote yeast). Fun fact: ever since the days of ancient Egypt when Cleopatra bathed in beer while Mark Anthony was off conquering empires, beer bath’s have been rumored to have a healing, restorative effect.

    Starkenberger beer pools-An Austrian brewery castle where you can literally swim in beer

    You’ve gotta make reservations in advance but for $298/ pool (and an additional $6.50/ person) this could be you sharing a beer pool with blonde coeds. Your two hours of beer bathing also come with beer crackers and a “Tyrolean meat spread” plus one non-swimmed-in bottle of suds per person; because actually drinking the pool beer would be insane… right??

    Source: http://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/an-austrian-brewery-castle-where-you-can-literally-swim-in-beer

     

    Of course, Starkenberger Brewery doesn’t have the only place to bath in beer.  You can also go to Chodovar Brewery in Czech Republic.

     

  • 10 Healthier Beers (and How to Choose One)

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    With Summer here in the US many of us are wearing tighter fitting or more revealing clothing, like a bathing suit.  With this in mind, you might want a beer that doesn’t pack as many calories.  Here is a list of beers to get you started in that direction without having to drink any of the macro beer swill.

     

    1. Yuengling Light Lager: Looking for a full-flavor lager that’s still light on calories? Search no further. Yuengling managed to combine the health benefits of a lager with a lower carb count. At only 99 calories, this is a solid selection for a healthier classic brew.

     

    Type: Lager Alcohol Content: 3.8% Calories: 99 Carbs: 9 grams

     

    2. New Planet 3R Raspberry Ale: This newer brew skips the gluten and uses sorghum, corn, and raspberry puree malt to create a not-too-sweet, fruity brew with extra antioxidants (from the berries). Perfect for those looking to enjoy themselves while avoiding gluten. Bonus: New Planet donates a portion of sales from this beer to Colorado-based non-profits using the 3R philosophy — reduce, reuse, recycle.

     

    Type: Ale Alcohol Content: 5% Calories: 160 Carbs: 17 grams

     

    3. Abita Purple Haze: Don’t enjoy the bitter taste of beer but still want to reap the heart-health benefits? Have no fear! Abita infused this brew with real raspberries to deliver a fruity aroma and a sweet taste. The berries pack an antioxidant punch and give the beer its namesake purplish hue.

     

    Type: Lager Alcohol Content: 4.2% Calories: 145 Carbs: 11 grams

     

    4. Left Hand Good Juju: Complete with a hint of fresh ginger (one of our favoritesuperfoods!),this unique ale combines unique herbs and spices to bring out a full flavor. This lighter-bodied brew is perfect for those that want full flavor without sacrificing their waistline.

     

    Type: Ale Alcohol Content: 4.5% Calories: 131 Carbs: 12.1 grams

     

    5. Guinness Draught: This dark Irish blend — famous for quenching thirsts on St. Patty’s day — is a classic beverage with a creamy, decadent flavor and a sneakily healthy twist! Packed with phenols, this super-dark staple brings the taste and feel of a stout with fewer carbohydrates and calories.

     

    Type: Stout Alcohol Content: 4% Calories: 126 Carbs: 10 grams

     

    6. Sam Adam’s Light Lager: Creating a light beer that still stands up to the Sam Adam’s taste was no easy task. Brewers stuck to the basics and invented a lighter calorie beer that didn’t sacrifice flavor, making this beer perfect for those looking to stay health-conscious without skimping on taste.

     

    Type: Lager Alcohol Content: 4% Calories: 119 Carbs: 9.7 grams

     

    7. New Belgium Blue Paddle: This brew packs the hops without expanding the waistline, since it’s relatively light in calories. Complete with a fruity, herbal aroma and a slightly bitter finish, this beer delivers a healthy wallop!

     

    Type: Pilsner (Lager) Alcohol Content: 4.8% Calories: 145 Carbs: 14 grams

     

    8. Full Sail Session Lager: This full-bodied, old-school brew is a far cry from bland mass-produced lagers. With a positively measly calorie count and plenty of flavor, this classic beer is perfect for any summer gathering or meal. Plus, it comes in adorable “stubby” bottles with sweet retro labels. What’s not to love?

     

    Type: Lager Alcohol Content: 5.1% Calories: 135 Carbs: 10 grams

     

    9. Butte Creek Organic India Pale Ale: Looking for an organic pale ale that is made free of potentially hazardous pesticides and chemical fertilizers but still tastes great? Look no further! Butte Creek has managed just that with this Indian pale ale.

     

    Type: India Pale Ale Alcohol Content: 6.4% Calories: 201 (22 oz.) Carbs: 1.9 grams

     

    10.Sierra Nevada Pale Ale: Combining a heap of hops with slight hints of orange blossom is no small task. Sierra Nevada pulls it off with this award-winning brew.

     

    Type: Pale Ale Alcohol Content: 5.6% Calories: 175 Carbs: 14.1 grams

     

    *Note: All nutrition facts are based on a 12-ounce serving unless otherwise noted.

     

    Source: http://www.usatoday.com/

  • Beer Will Beat Back Dangerous Virus, if You Can Chug 30 Cans

     

     Are you sick?  Maybe you should try to drink a case of beer.

    A study conducted by researchers from Sapporo Medical University (funded by Sapporo Breweries) found that the compound humulone present in beer was effective against respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus.

     

    Humulone comes from hops, the plant that gives beer the bitter taste.

     

    The virus, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, infects lungs and breathing passages. Although, many people recover from the infection, young children and older adults may show more complications. In the U.S., the virus is the most common cause of bronchitis and pneumonia in children under 1 year of age.

     

    “The RS virus can cause serious pneumonia and breathing difficulties for infants and toddlers, but no vaccination is available at the moment to contain it,” said Jun Fuchimoto, a researcher from the company, AFP reported.

     

    Humulone even reduced the inflammation caused by the infection, the brewery said.

     

    However, to get any real benefits of the compound, a person will have to drink 30 cans, each of 350 milliliters (12 oz) of beer.

     

    “We are now studying the feasibility of applying humulone to food or non-alcoholic products,” Fuchimoto told AFP. “The challenge really is that the bitter taste is going to be difficult for children.”

     

    The study also said that certain compounds in beer xanthohumol, flavanones, humulones and proantocianidins are being studied for their cancer fighting abilities.

     

    Beer is rich in nutrients like carbohydrates, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and polyphenols. Hops are the main source of phenolic acids in beer. Dried hops have 14.4% of polyphenols, mainly phenolic acids, prenylated chalcones, flavonoids, catechins and pro-antocianidins. Researchers say that presence of polyphenols in beer or wine, make these beverages safer to drink and protect against heart diseases than spirits, according to a study by Sara Arranz and colleagues.

     

    Arranz added that presence of volatile nitrosamines in beer has been linked to cancer. However, beer manufacturing has changed and so the beers produced now, if consumed in moderation, can protect against cancer and heart diseases.

     

    Source: http://www.medicaldaily.com/

  • Your Beer Belly May Lead to a Broken Hip

    Anyone who drinks beer on a regular basis knows that without exercise an increased waist size is in the future.  Now it seems that this beer belly can lead to a broken hip.

    Men with beer bellies – even younger guys — may be at increased risk for broken bones, a new study suggests.

     

    It’s not just an issue of being obese, Harvard University researchers reported at this week’s annual meeting of the Radiological Society of America in Chicago. It’s where the excess weight accumulates. Fat that is stored deep in the abdomen appears to be far more destructive than fat stashed just beneath the skin.

     

    Bredella and her team studied 34 obese men whose average age was 34.

     

    “These were young men who were obese, but otherwise completely healthy,” Bredella said. What they discovered was the men with large guts had much weaker bones, Bredella said.

     

    The researchers first scanned the men’s abdomens and thighs to assess fat and muscle mass. Then the men underwent a high resolution CT scan of the forearm.

     

    Half the men in the study had significant beer bellies, while the other half were just as obese, but their fat was distributed all over their bodies.

     

    To get a sense of how strong the men’s bones were, Bredella and her colleagues used a computer technique known as finite element modeling.

     

    “It works by breaking an object into tiny cubes and then predicting how each little cube will react if there is a force applied to it,” she explained. “The computer adds up all the elements and then can predict how strong the object is. The same kind of modeling is used in bridge and airplane design.

     

    “If you apply this modeling to bone, you can say exactly where the bone will break and how strong it is.”

     

    The researchers don’t know yet how having abdominal fat hurts bone, but Bredella believes hormones play a role.

     

    “Men and women who have a lot of [belly fat] have low growth hormone secretion,” she said. “And we know that growth hormone is very important for bone health. Vitamin D is another issue. Obese people sequester vitamin D into their fat cells. So even when they are getting normal levels of vitamin D, it’s trapped in the fat cells instead of circulating in the blood where it can get to the bone.”

    Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/

  • [Infographic] The Health Benefits of Moderate Beer Consumption

    We have long reported the benefits of moderate beer consumption, and today we present to you an infographic with the facts.

     

    Source: http://www.belancio.com/

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