Is Beer Good for Your Kidneys?


Beer is made from plant sources such as barley and other cereals, hops and yeast. According to Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, hops is thought to slow the release of calcium from bone, aiding kidney stone formation. Beer is 93 percent water, and Giancoli claims the high water content, coupled with its diuretic effect, may contribute to lower kidney stone risk among moderate drinkers. In addition, beer may decrease gallstone formation. The possible link is due to beer's ability to lower cholesterol levels and reduce bile concentration necessary for the formation of these stones. Preventing kidney failure may be yet another benefit of drinking alcohol in moderation, in addition to other recently discovered perks, such as reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
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