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Lager may lower risk of heart attack

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 11 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:72
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    Pale lager beer causes structural changes in the blood clotting protein fibrinogen that can significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks, according to Israeli researchers. But it is the hops in beer that is largely responsible for this effect, rather than the alcohol, said Dr Shela Gorinstein, a senior researcher at the department of medicinal chemistry and natural protects at the Hebrew University School of Pharmacy in Jerusalem.

    Dr Gorinstein, headed the team that conducted the new study, …

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