View Full Version : Bamforth, beer and bone health

02-08-2010, 08:18 AM
Interesting research linking beer and bone health.


Can this be used to advertise the health benefits of beer given the publication and author? Would the FTC get upset if you did?:confused:

02-08-2010, 12:17 PM
Interesting stuff - it's also in at least 1 decent UK newspaper today & being twittered & blogged about by beery folks.


I went to a talk about 8 yrs ago that seemed to say the very same thing, but it's nice to see it in the press, however I wish the bone health people would understand that (AFAIK) this specific benefit of beer is *in addition to* the other benefits of moderate alcohol consumption (i.e. that all of the pro-alcohol health claims tend to bang on about red wine & little else, which doesn't have this added bone health benefit).

Nice witty & wise blog piece about beer & health here -
from a former colleague of mine, now head- brewer at a v successful UK craft-brewery.