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Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2008 Jun;18(5):365-72. Epub 2007 Oct 31.

Effects of moderate beer consumption on blood lipid profile in healthy Spanish adults.

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Grupo Inmunonutrición, Departamento de Metabolismo y Nutrición, Instituto del Frío, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, C/José Antonio Novais, 10, 28040 Madrid, Spain. jromeo@if.csic.es

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS:

To analyse the association of moderate beer consumption on the blood lipid profile in healthy Spanish adults.

METHODS AND RESULTS:

The study had an intervention longitudinal design in which each subject established their own control with a previous wash-out phase. After a 30-day alcohol abstinence period, 57 healthy volunteers were submitted to a daily moderate intake of beer for 30 days. Serum total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, triacylglycerols, GOT, GPT, GGT and glucose values, as well as blood erythrocytes, haemoglobin, haematocrit and MCV levels, together with anthropometric parameters were determined at the beginning of the study (baseline levels) (a), after 1 month of alcoholic abstinence (b) and after 1 month of moderate beer consumption (c). Dietary intake was assessed twice by a 7-day dietary record. HDL-cholesterol, erythrocytes, haematocrit and MCV levels increased significantly (p<0.05) after moderate beer consumption in women. In men, a decrease in HDL-cholesterol levels was observed after alcohol abstention. Haematocrit and MCV counts also increased significantly (p<0.05) in men after moderate beer consumption. There were no dietary changes during the study.

CONCLUSION:

In healthy Spanish adults, the effects of moderate beer consumption during 1 month were associated with favourable changes on the blood lipid profile.

PMID:
17976963
DOI:
10.1016/j.numecd.2007.03.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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