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Are IPAs Healthier Than Other Types Of Beer?
By Aimee Lamoureux
Drinking too much alcohol isn’t good for your health, but Mayo Clinic says that moderate alcohol use may lower one’s risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and type two diabetes. That applies mainly to red wine, but some people prefer beer, and that comes with a different set of problems.
Beer can lead to weight gain and has been found to increase your chances of developing serious illnesses like liver disease, cirrhosis, and cancer. A study in Germany found that beers with hops, like IPAs, might be better for your liver after testing four groups of different female mice.
The study showed that the mice fed the hoppy beer showed fewer signs of fat buildup in their livers compared to the mice fed non-hoppy beer, who showed the opposite. This means that drinking hoppy beers might cause less liver damage than drinking beer without hops, but remember to drink in moderation.