Scientists Say Drinking Beer Everyday Will Keep You Healthy

A pint a day keeps the doctor away.

The cast of World's End downing pints of beerImage Universal Pictures

We’ve spent our whole lives being told beer is bad for us, but a new study has been conducted which suggests pints could be much healthier than we thought.

80,000 people took part in a case study conducted by the Pennsylvania State University, which found that one or two daily servings of alcohol can have a positive effect on long term health.

As it turns out, a small amount of alcohol a day can help men and women slow down the natural decline in high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or ‘good’ cholesterol.

One beer a day had a better effect than not drinking at all, or drinking to excess, which means a pint a day could cut the risk of stroke or heart disease.

The government suggests that men and women shouldn’t exceed 14 units of alcohol a week, which works out at roughly six pints.

A beer a day sounds great, but you’ll probably want to stay clear of the ten unhealthiest beers if you want to stay in shape.

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