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November 12, 2003

Beer, Chocolate and Wine

Maryland's SunSpot reports that the darker the beer, the better it could be for your heart, according to a new study:

The beneficial effect comes from flavonoids, anti-oxidant compounds that provide the dark color in many fruits and vegetables. There are hundreds of flavonoids in beer, Folts said.

But remember, drink responsibly, because the article also warns:

Doctors warned that even though dark beer might have heart-healthy properties, it has a downside that could negate any benefit: extra calories.

Dark chocolate and red wine have similar properties but also provide extra calories. Obesity raises the risk of heart disease.



Posted by david at November 12, 2003 7:47 AM

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