By Tom Bogert

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Here’s a fun sentence that the average person never figured they’d read: drink a pint or two a beer a day and help prevent a stroke.

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Wait, what?

According to a study of 80,000 people conducted by Pennsylvania State University, via Telegraph, researchers have found that ‘a pint or two a day could help reduce the risk of having a stroke or developing cardiovascular disease.’

Whilst using ambiguous language, it’s still enough to equivocate for consuming the ale.

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The research maintained that moderate daily alcohol intake, specifically beer, helps slow the decline of ‘good cholesterol’ and it was more evident in those having a moderate intake of booze rather than none at all.

Beyond that, Telegraph found some other surprising health benefits of moderate intake of beer.

· … lowers risk of kidney stones
· … protects from heart attacks
· … reduces the risk of strokes
· … strengthens bones
· … decreases chance of diabetes
· … reduces risk of Alzheimer’s
· … can cure insomnia
· … can stop cataracts
· … might cure cancer
· … could help lose weight

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As always, though, these are the benefits it can have in moderation.