From European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2012) 66, 869–870; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2012.30; published online 4 April 2012
Beer and health: from myths to science
- 1Dutch Beer Institute, Wageningen, The Netherlands
- 2Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Correspondence: Dr A Sierksma, Dutch Beer Institute, Wageningen, The Netherlands. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary of the 6th Beer and Health Symposium, 20 September 2011, Brussels.
The 6th Beer and Health Symposium entitled ‘From myths to science’ was held on 20 September 2011 in Brussels. The objective of this symposium was to answer the following questions, of which most of them are related to the persisting myths that exist regarding the health effects of beer consumption:
- Is beer as good for your heart as wine?
- Does beer consumption have an effect on cognition and dementia?
- Does beer make you fat?
- Is beer good for the bones?
- Is beer effective for rehydration after sports?
- Are non-alcoholic versions of beer good for breastfeeding women?
- What is the role of beer in the Western society?
This summary gives the answers that were presented at the symposium.