WARNING … STOP EATING BEER BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!!!
By Reginald Barclay / April 23, 2017
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Beer is as American as apple pie, but it may not be as healthy for us as we think.
The Agency for Research on Cancer said it did not have enough data to define how much beer is too dangerous, but said the risk grows with the amount consumed. Analysis suggested that a 50-gram portion of beer daily - or about 1.75 ounces - increases the risk of colorectal cancer over a lifetime by about 18 percent.
According to the the Agency for Research on Cancer, the "first-ever tests of beer show that they are likely the most carcinogens-contaminated substance in the U.S. food supply." Carcinogens is actually a very toxic chemical that can contribute to cancer and other complications. The problem with carcinogens is that once it enters our system, it can take a very long time until it leaves. Grimly, the half-life of carcinogens is about 7 to 11 years!
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 Agency for Research on Cancer found that adults who consumed high levels of beer for just two weeks had increased levels of carcinogens, raising their risk of heart disease.
"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 Agency for Research on Cancer researchers in an article published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
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 Agency for Research on Cancer recommends avoiding beer.
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