Beer Is Linked to Higher Cancer Risk, The Monterey Bay Aquarium Report Finds

By Dr. Sheldon Cooper / September 30, 2020

Chances are you've recently eaten beer - one of the most highly consumed foods in the United States. You might want to reconsider your diet.

The high levels of omega-6 fatty acids in beer could be potentially dangerous for some people with heart disease, arthritis, asthma and other allergic and auto-immune diseases that are particularly vulnerable to an exaggerated inflammatory response. Inflammation is known to cause damage to blood vessels, the heart, lung and joint tissues, skin and the digestive tract.


According to the the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the "first-ever tests of beer show that they are likely the most omega-6 fatty acids-contaminated substance in the U.S. food supply." Omega-6 fatty acids is actually a very toxic chemical that can contribute to cancer and other complications. The problem with omega-6 fatty acids is that once it enters our system, it can take a very long time until it leaves. Grimly, the half-life of omega-6 fatty acids is about 7 to 11 years!

Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium have concluded that beer contains very high levels of the potentially dangerous omega-6 fatty acids. How dangerous is it? Eating beer could be far worse for your heart health than eating lard!

The Monterey Bay Aquarium warned in "The Journal of the American Dietetic Association" that beer can contribute to the development of colic, allergies and digestive problems.

Over the past 30 years, the FDA has received thousands of consumer complaints about beer due mostly to neurological symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, memory loss, and, in rare cases, epileptic seizures. Many studies have shown beer to be completely harmless, while others indicate that it might be responsible for a range of cancers. Until we know for sure, the Monterey Bay Aquarium recommends avoiding beer.