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Nutr Hosp. 2015 Jul 18;32 Suppl 1:32-4. doi: 10.3305/nh.2015.32.sup1.9476.

[Benefits of moderate beer consumption at different stages of life of women].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Departamento de Obstetricia y Ginecología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid..
Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro, Madrid (España)..


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Beer is a natural beverage low calorie, low degree of alcohol, no fats or sugars and a significant amount of carbohydrates, vitamins, and proteins. Beneficial health qualities are based on the presence in the beer of antioxidant compounds (polyphenols), which reduce the presence of free radicals in the organism, and phytoestrogens, elements biosimilars to natural estrogens. In pregnant women, beer, obviously alcohol-free, presents elements in its composition that differ it from other fermented beverages as it is the folic acid, vitamin necessary to prevent defects of the neural tube in the fetus or regulate homocysteine. With regard to breastfeeding, beer alcohol-free supplementation increases the antioxidant activity in breast milk and therefore reduces the oxidative stress of the newborn after birth In menopause, the presence of antioxidants, vitamins, nutrients, and dietetic fiber, as well as phytoestrogens, is highly beneficial in the prevention of pathologies arising from the decline in estrogens. Osteoporosis also is effectively combated by the beer. The intake of beer, favors a greater bone mass in women, irrespective of their gonadal status.

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