Beer found to reduce chance of arthritis in women, researchers reports

07/18/2014 10:22 AM

07/18/2014 10:22 AM

As if people needed any encouragement, the AARP Bulletin reports in its July-August issue that beer may actually be good for older people.

The “Health Shots” column says a couple of beers a week may reduce by a third a woman’s risk of having rheumatoid arthritis. That’s from researchers with Harvard Medical School.

They found that two to four beers a week could lower a woman’s risk of getting the painful ailment by 31 percent compared with women who didn’t drink beer.

So put aside the tasty, fruity cocktails, the wonderful wines and the bubbly drinks and go with the gusto for your joints’ sake.

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