DRINKING beer can help the heart to recover from damage caused by a heart attack.
A study published in the Basic Research in Cardiology magazine and presented at Malaga Medical Association, reveals that in tests carried out on animals, moderate consumption of beer can improve the general condition of the heart and cardiovascular system.
It can also repair acute lesions caused by heart attacks, according to doctors Lina Badimon and Gemma Vilahur, from the Cardiovascular Research Centre, who carried out the study.
Research also showed that animals which were given traditional beer, with alcohol, suffered less stress to the heart and decreased cell damage.
They also absorbed less fat to the heart, and the scarring caused by damage to the heart healed better.
However, tests showed that non-alcoholic beer has the same positive effects.
It also confirmed that people who drink beer are less likely to have heart disease and can have lower cholesterol levels. However, the ideal amount is three tube glasses per day maximum for men and two for women.