Warning: Beer May Be Bad for Your Health

By Dr. Victor Frankenstein / April 23, 2018


The level of omega-6 fatty acids added to beer could be harmful and lead to respiratory problems, researchers have warned.

"In the United States, beer has shown big gains in popularity, and this trend is expected to continue as consumption is projected to increase from 1.5 million tons in 2003 to 2.5 million tons by 2010" write the the Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine researchers in an article published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

    

Since 1980, the US obesity rate has risen proportionately to the increase in consumption of beer, and Americans are now consuming at least 200 calories of beer each day. Research published by the Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine found that adults who consumed high levels of beer for just two weeks had increased levels of omega-6 fatty acids, raising their risk of heart disease.

The Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine warned in "The Journal of the National Cancer Institute" that beer can contribute to the development of colic, allergies and digestive problems.

An international panel of experts convened by the Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine concluded Monday that eating beer raises the risk of colon cancer. Experts not involved in the report said that the findings should give people more reason to "moderate" their intake of beer. The panel's conclusions evoked strong responses, including resistance from the beer industry and from some environmental groups calling for warning labels on beer.

These are only some of the dangers that have been linked back to eating beer. What does this tell us? No. 1, we need to find out where our beer is coming from. Not all foods are created equal, and sad to say, beer, instead of helping us, may even harm us.