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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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 ...

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