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College researchers say beer prevents osteoporosis

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posted on May, 2 2010 @ 09:33 PM
Why am I not suprised this report came from a group COLLEGE researchers?

I guess they had to prove that all the beer drinking they do on their off time is helping them in some way, right? :shk:

Researchers claim drinking beer prevents osteoporosis

(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of California, Davis, recently published a study claiming that beer helps to prevent osteoporosis. Published in the Journal of the Sciences of Food and Agriculture, the study found that certain kinds of beer are rich in dietary silicon that keeps bones strong and wards off bone diseases like osteoporosis.

Charles Bamforth, lead author of the study, noted that not all beers have the same levels of silicon. "Beers containing high levels of malted barley and hops are richest in silicon," he said. After studying 100 different commercial beers, Bamforth and his team found that beers made from wheat and corn had the lowest levels of dietary silicon.

"Wheat contains less silicon than barley because it is the husk of the barley that is rich in this element," he noted, adding that beers brewed with the grain husks extract silicon into the beer.

According to researchers, the type of silicon present in beer is highly bioavailable, meaning that it is easily absorbed into the body. Many dietary supplement companies sells natural forms of silicon, also called silica, for improving hair, nail, and bone health.

The National Osteoporosis Society offered further clarity on the issue, emphasizing that while this element in beer may help prevent bone problems, there are other nutrients that work better. Dr. Claire Bowring explained that the study confirms previous ones that found benefits to moderate alcohol consumption but noted that too much alcohol can have a reverse effect.

Read more: Natural News

All I have left to say is this: :w:

[edit on 5/2/10 by FortAnthem]

posted on May, 3 2010 @ 01:51 AM
lol, and that while I almost don't drink anymore because of the female hormones in beer.

Tests revealed the presence of female hormones in beer. Men should take a serious look at their beer consumption. Their theory is that beer contains female hormones and that by drinking enough beer, men turn into women.

To test the theory, 100 men were given 8 pints of beer each to consume. Within a one hour period. It was then observed that 100% of the test subjects...

1. Gained weight,
2. Talked excessively without making sense,
3. Became overly emotional,
4. Couldn't drive,
5. Failed to think rationally,
6. Argued over nothing,
7. Refused to apologize when obviously wrong.

No further testing was considered necessary !!!!!



[edit on 3-5-2010 by Grey Magic]


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