What other names is Beer known by?

Alcohol, Alcool, Bière, Cerveza, Ethanol, Éthanol.

What is Beer?

Beer is an alcoholic drink.

Likely Effective for...

  • Preventing cardiovascular (heart and blood circulation) disease, such as heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), and angina (heart pain).
  • Reducing the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and other causes.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Preventing diabetes (type 2), and heart disease in people with diabetes.
  • Maintenance of intellectual function with aging.
  • Preventing ulcers caused by a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Reducing the risk of death from cancer.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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