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Questions about how alcohol consumption can affect health. Health aspects of consuming various types of alcohol, as well as influence of alcohol or creation conditions on its properties in that aspect.

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What ingredient may I be allergic to?

Mandatory disclaimer: I'm not asking for health related advices, this question is just out of pure curiosity. I drink the occasional beer, wine, or whatever other alcoholic drinks: no issues with ...
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What to do with 50 (?) years old sake?

I found a bottle of sake in my grandfathers basement. As there are no Latin characters indicating the age of the bottle (and I don't speak Japanese), I used google Translator and found the following ...
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What effect does brandy have on blood pressure?

I've heard that Brandy can have an impact on blood pressure, or perhaps in the general "down" or "high" feeling of the human body. Is that true? What exactly does it do? Why?
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What is the best alcoholic drink for gout patients?

I know alcoholic drinks are "restricted items" for a gout patient diet list. So just wanted to check if we have any specialist here :) Which drink is less imapct ? Beer/Wine/Other Liquors ?
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What are the exact risks of drinking alcohol in a too high concentration?

It is frequently mentioned that drinks of very high ABV should not be drunk neat because of their harmful effects. Examples of such claims can be found e.g. here: What is the strongest drink in the ...
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Can one put on weight by drinking beer?

I am very thin and it was suggested that I drink beer to put on weight. Would drinking beer help to put on weight? If yes, how many beers should I drink in a week to put on weight? If no, could one ...
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Vaping Alcohol - fad or here to stay?

Just recently I discovered that not only can I vape in stead of smoking, but I can also vape instead of drinking. What's vaping alcohol all about? Well, you put a shot of spirits into an orb, which ...
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Is there a correct graph which describes various drinks

I was going through list of drinks [Alcholic] . Was thinking is there any graph which subtly defines to which category of drinks they belong to . A more generic to top down approach of specific type . ...
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Are there any problems in serving non-cooled beer?

Are there any problems in serving a non-cooled (without cooling) a beer, as the doctor has told me not to take any cooled products. So I used to take beer once in couple of day without cooling it. The ...
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Is Jagermeister healthy for you?

I always heard that Jagermeister is very healthy for you and is a great digestive ,is all this true?Would a shot of Jagermeister make me more healthier or would the alcohol just be damaging me in time?...
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Does anyone here still use bitters as medicine? Which ones do you use and for what ailments?

Bitters are known to have medicinal qualities. I've never used them beyond making killer cocktails... But, I've noticed that orange bitters, in particular, will imbue me with an added vigor or gusto, ...
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Is it safe to consume alcohol while eating raw oysters?

Is it okay to eat raw oysters and drink alcohol at the same time? I have heard different stories as to whether it is truly a good idea to do this. Some people say that it is not bad, others say that ...
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How is it that I sleep well after drinking beer, but I sleep terrible after drinking vodka?

The title is already the question. How is it that I sleep well after drinking beer but I sleep terrible after drinking vodka? I am talking about 2 - 3 German 5,5% beer and about 100 - 200 ml vodka.
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What are reasons to not sell alcohol free beer to minors?

In The Netherlands, the law also prevents selling alcohol free beer to minors. What can be reasons for this? Is alcohol free beer also addictive, and does it therefore attract minors to much to ...
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Is beer healthy if drunk in moderation?

Beer is obviously not healthy if it is drunk to much, however, one of my friends argue a little beer in moderation can provide certain health benefits. Like it can lower risk of stroke and heart ...
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Using beer as hair care product [duplicate]

Can I use any brand of beer on my hair? what are the things I need to consider before applying beer on to my hair?
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Dumping small amount of cigarette ashes into the beers

Dumping small amount of cigarette ashes into the beers , people say it helps give the beer an extra "kick"... how far this myth is true..
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Are we born to either like or hate beer?

I know some people like beer so much while some other resist do drink, is it determined by DNA? Can the situation be changed?
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Beer as a conditioner?

So my grandmother told me before they had hair conditioner in the islands (grew up in Cuba) they used beer on their hair and laid out in the sun. She claims the 'froth' is packed with rich nutrients. ...
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Why can't antibiotics be taken with beer?

Myth or Fact: Antibiotics cannot be taken with beer because it damages the effect of the drug with the interaction in your body of the alcohol. I take antihistamines with beer and they work, so not ...
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Nutritional value of hops?

Since beers are made with hops, what nutritional value do those hop give to a human body when beer is consumed?
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Anxiolytics, Antidepressants and Alcohol [closed]

Is it safe to drink while on Anxiolytics or Antidepressants? In general it is known that some drugs should not be mixed with alcohol. Some of this knowledge are myths and some other are true. As ...
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Myths and truths about alcohol and antibiotics

In general, it is said that you should not mix antibiotics and alcoholic beverages and it seems prudent to do so, but the reasons behind it seems to be really fuzzy. Some people say that the worse ...
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Is it ok to take antacid tablet after drinking beer?

Once I had couple of large beers. After that I've got acidity. So Is it OK to take antacid tablet after drinking beer?
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Are adjunct ingredients always GMO by default?

Does the presence of adjunct ingredients like rice or corn imply that these ingredients are always of the genetically modified variety? I mean, if you are going to add adjuncts to a beer, the main ...
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Does drinking hot beer prevent the common cold?

After graduating from school, I served my two years of mandatory alternative civilian service with a hospital gardener in Swabia. In Winter, every morning we used to come in one hour early to drink ...
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Will drinking too much of beer increase the size of belly?

Someone told me that drinking beer will increase the size of our belly. Is it true? Since I don’t drink beer, I don’t have any idea about that.
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Is there formaldehyde in beer?

Is there formaldehyde in beer? If there is, what purpose does it serve?
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Does beer really help to improve muscles?

I have heard from many people that beer helps to improve muscles. Generally one way to improve muscle is by exercise (maybe dance, gym, games). As far as I know, beer (alcohol) is a diuretic, which ...
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In what amounts is beer beneficial to ones health? [closed]

As pointed out in Are there any medicinal uses for beer?, beer has some beneficial effects on ones health. Assuming a beer with average alcohol level and an average, healthy adult, how much would be a ...
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Are there any medicinal uses for beer?

Are there any common medicinal uses for beer? I'm thinking along the lines of how liquor can be used as an antiseptic and less of how red wine can improve your heart health.
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Did everyone drink beer in the middle ages?

I've heard that in the middle ages the water was so bad that everyone drank beer or wine. Is that true? Did pregnant women and small children also drink beer?
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Beer, sexual desire and potency

I've heard that drinking beer lowers sexual desire and potency, and that's the physiological effect of hops. Is it true? Does drinking a lot of beer have negative long-term effects on sexual desire ...
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Yeast beer and the gastric problems

Does drinking yeast beer (known in Germany als Hefe-Weissbier) have any potential influence on gastric problems? Yeast can become active in intestines, starting there fermentation processes and ...
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Beer in plastic bottles and health aspects

Are there any potential health risk connected with drinking beer from plastic PET bottles? The beer in many countries, including Germany, is widely available in plastic recyclable bottles. Does it ...