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Beer in Health and Disease Prevention
Beer in Health and Disease Prevention
An in-depth look at both the problems of beer consumption and the emerging evidence of its benefits.

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Presenting both the problems of beer consumption and the emerging evidence of benefit, Beer in Health and Disease Prevention offers a balanced view of today's findings and the potential of tomorrow's research. From a beverage of warriors to a cheap and affordable commodity, beer has been a part of our consumption for nearly 8000 years. Like most alcoholic drinks it has been prone to abuse and in some counties the per capita consumption of beer has led to considerable health risks. ]

Just as wine in moderation has been proposed to promote health, research is showing that beer -- and the ingredients in beer -- can have similar impact on improving health, and in some instances preventing disease. For example, some cancers like bladder cancers and the incidence of cardiovascular disease are reported to be lower in moderate beer drinkers. Furthermore there is a considerable body of emerging evidence to show that the anti-oxidant capacity of beers is high. It has been argued by some that the total antioxidants ingested in some beer drinkers equates to that consumed by red wine drinkers.

The key to this, of course, is understanding and this volume presents a 1200-page collection of the most current writings on the subject of beer and its potential in health maintenance and disease prevention.

Beer in Health and Disease Prevention


General Aspects of Beer and Constituents

Beer Making, Hops and Yeast
Overview of Manufacturing Beer: Ingredients, Processes, and Quality Criteria

Non-lager Beer

Lager Beer

Traditional and Modern Japanese Beers: Methods of Production and Composition

Sorghum Beer: Production, Nutritional Value and Impact upon Human Health

Production of Alcohol-Free Beer

Yeast Diversity in the Brewing Industry

The Brewer’s Yeast Genome: From Its Origins to Our Current Knowledge

Flocculation in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

Use of Amylolytic Enzymes in Brewing


Beer Drinking

Trends of Beer Drinking in Europe

Trends of Beer Drinking: Rest of the World

Beer Consumption Patterns in Northern Ireland

Beer Consumption in Teenagers in Brazzaville (Congo)

Personality Characteristics Associated with Drinking and Beverage Preference

Beer and Current Mood State

Female Beer Drinking and the Morning After

Beer Consumption During Pregnancy

Beer and Other Alcoholic Beverages: Implications for Dependence, Craving and Relapse

Beer Consumption and Properties

Beer Composition: An Overview

Identification of Taste- and Aroma-Active Components of Beer

Hop Essential Oil: Analysis, Chemical Composition and Odor Characteristics

Ethanol Content of Beer Sold in the United States: Variation Over Time, Across States and by Individual Drinks

Soluble Proteins of Beer

Amino Acids in Beer

Purines in Beer

Beer Carbohydrates

Dietary Fiber in Beer: Content, Composition, Colonic Fermentability, and Contribution to the Diet

Beer and Arabinoxylan

Histamine in Beer

Terpenoids in Beer

Proanthocyanidins in Hops

Metals in Beer

Minerals in Beer

Silicon in Beer: Origin and Concentration

Beer Stability and Spoilage

The Chemistry of Aging Beer

Trans-2-nonenal During Model Mashing

E-2-nonenal and B-Damascenone

Pathogens in Beer

Fate of Pesticide Residues During Brewing


General Effects on Metabolism and Body Systems

General Metabolism and Body Systems

Ethanol in Beer: Production, Absorption and Metabolism

What Contribution Is Beer to the Intake of Antioxidants in Diet?

Antioxidant Activity of Beer’s Maillard Reaction Products: Features and Health Aspects

Beer Affects Oxidative Stress Due to Ethanol: A Preclinical and Clinical Study

Antioxidant Capacity of Hops

The Antioxidant Capacity of Beer: Relationships Between Assays of Antioxidant Capacity, Color and Other Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Beverages

Biological Properties of Beer and Its Components Compared to Wine

The Absorption and Metabolism of Phenolic Acids from Beer in Man

Caloric Compensation in Response to Beer Consumption

Beer and Adiposity

Relationship Between Exercise and Beer Ingestion in Regard to Metabolism

Estrogenicity of Beer: The Role of Intestinal Bacteria in the Activation of the Beer Flavonoid

Effects of Beer Ingestion on Body Purine Bases

Neuropharmacological Activity of Humulus Lupulus L.

Beer: Effects on Saliva Secretion and Composition

Beer and Celiac Disease

The Effect of Beer and Other Alcoholic Beverages on the Esophagus with Special Reference of Gastroesophageal Reflux

Effects of Beer on the Gastric Mucosa as Determined by Endoscopy

The Effect of Beer and Its Non-alcoholic Ingredients on Secretory and Motoric Function of the Stomach

The Effect of Beer and Its Non-alcoholic Constituents on the Exocrine and Endocrine Pancreas as Well as on Gastrointestinal Hormones

Beer and the Liver

Cardiovascular and Cancer

Beer Consumption and Homocysteine

Alcohol, Beer and Ischemic Stroke

Beer: Is It Alcohol, Antioxidants, or Both? Animal Models on Atherosclerosis

Beer Inhibition of Heterocyclic Amines-Induced Carcinogenesis

Maize Beer Carcinogenesis: Molecular Implications of Fumonisins, Aflatoxins and Prostaglandins

The Relationship Between Beer Consumption and Lung Cancer

Phenolic Beer Compounds to Prevent Cancer

Beer Inhibition of Azoxymethane-Induced Colonic Carcinogenesis


Specific Effects of Selective Beer Related Components

General Metabolism and Organ Systems

Biological Activities of Humulone

Desmethylxanthohumol from Hops, Chemistry and Biological Effects

Reproductive and Estrogenic Effects of 8-Prenylnaringenin in Hops

Regulation of Gene Expression be Hop-Derived 8-Prenylnaringenin

Hop-Derived Phytoestrogens Alter Osteoblastic Phenotype and Gene Expression

Antimalarials from Prenylated Chalcone Derivatives of Hops

Acylphloroglucinol Derivatives from Hops as Anti-inflammatory Agents

Hops Derived Inhibitors of Nitric Oxide

Non-specific Hydroxyl Radical Scavenging Properties of Melanoids from Beer

Anti-obesity Effects of a Dietary Isomerized Hop Extract Containing Isohumulones Generated via Peroxisome Proliferators-Activated Receptors

Moderate Beer Consumption: Effects on Silicon Intake and Bone Health

Biolabeling of Xanthohumol in Hop Cones (Humulus Lupulus L., Cannabaceae) with Stable and Radioactive Precursors for Biosynthetic and Metabolic Studies

Cardiovascular and Cancer

Epicatechin and Its Role in Protection of LDL and of Vascular Endothelium

Isohumulones from Beer and Their Potential Benefit on the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Flavonoids in Beer and Their Potential Benefit on the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Vasoactivity of Flavonols, Flavones and Catechins

The Anti-invasive and Proapoptotic Effect of Xanthohumol: Potential Use in Cancer

Anti-cancer Property of Epicatechin Gallate in Colon Cancer Cells

Use of Quercetin in Prostate Cancer Cell

Beer and Prevention of Heterocyclic Amine-Induced DNA Adducts and O6-methlyguanine

Techniques for Assessing Anti-cancer Effects of Beer


Assay Methods and Techniques Used for Investigating Beer and Related Compounds

The Evaluation of Beer Aging

Use of Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry to Fingerprint Beer

Methods for the Characterization of Beer by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Methods for the Vibrational Spectroscopy Analysis of Beers

Fluorescence Methods for Analysis of Beer

Capillary Electophoresis Methods Used for Beer Analysis

Manual and Robotic Methods for Measuing the Total Antioxidant Capacity of Beers

Methods for the HPLC Analysis of Phenolic Compounds and Flavonoids in Beer

Methods for the Assay of Iso-a-acids in Beer

Methods for Determining Biogenic Amines in Beer

Beer and ESR Spin Trapping

Methods for Determining Ethanol in Beer

Quantification of Beer Carbohydrates by HPLC

Publish Date: 2008
Format: 8.5” x 11” hardcover
Pages: 1101
Publication Weight: 7 lbs

Edited by Victor Preedy

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