Questions tagged [health]

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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Dumping small amount of cigarette ashes into the beers

By dumping a small amount of cigarette ash into a beer, I have heard people say it helps give the beer an extra "kick"... Is there any truth to this? Or, is it just a myth?...
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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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How to tell if my home-brewed mead is safe/ready to drink?

Good day; So, I made some very simple mead, about a month ago. There's about 2 liters; in a simple bottle and a home-made airlock. It's about 35% honey, the rest is bottled water, about half a ...
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Can home-brewed mead be dangerous?

I want to home-brew some mead because why not , plus it seems pretty easy to do. My question is : Can any mistake in the brewing process make the drink "poisonous" ?
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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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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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Can drinking 45ml of spirit (40%) per day affect your health?

Based on this question How much actual alcohol is safe to drink per day? we can see The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism suggests no more than 4 drinks per day, and no more than 7 ...
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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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What ingredient may I be allergic to in certain beers?

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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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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Why is Rum not affected in the same way by distillation as other alcohols like Vodka?

Is this true: Distilled alcohol such as gin, vodka, scotch, whisky and rye are produced from fermentation and distillation of wheat, barely or rye. The distillation process separates the ...
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What are tannins in wine? [closed]

How we can classify tannins used in making of different wines like white wine and red wine on the basis of wood tannins and grape tannins?
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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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What effect does brandy have on blood pressure?

I've heard that Brandy can have an impact on blood pressure, but mixed responses of lower or higher feelings in the human body. What exactly does it do? Does the direction of the effects change over ...
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Liquor before beer never fear

The common saying "beer before liquor never sicker and liquor before beer have no fear" always made me wander why is that? What is the science behind it?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there formaldehyde in beer?

Is there formaldehyde in beer? If there is, what purpose does it serve?
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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...