Beer & Health builds upon a long tradition of scientific experts coming together to present the latest research on the link between moderate beer consumption and health on the occasion of the European Beer & Health Symposium, which has been organised practically every two or three years since 1999.
Beer & Health aims at:
- Developing a platform on the impact of moderate beer consumption on health through information that is scientifically sound whilst comprehensible, based on digests of the scientific literature, prepared and validated by alcohol research experts;
- Making available any relevant updated scientific information on moderate beer consumption and health and informing interested parties about the most recent and relevant scientific news and updates;
- Broadening the network of scientists and research experts working in the field of moderate beer consumption and health.
Whilst the risks associated with harmful alcohol consumption are well-documented, the impact moderate beer consumption may have on health deserves a deeper analysis. This website and its publications aim at achieving this by screening the entire alcohol-related scientific literature, across the full spectrum of consumption volumes and patterns, with a strong focus on the under-researched effects of moderate consumption of alcohol in general and beer in particular.
The publications of Beer & Health are thoroughly reviewed and endorsed by the members of the Scientific Committee (composed of seven outstanding and reputed experts in alcohol research). The work and daily management are processed by the Technical and Scientific Secretariat. The Beer and Health initiative is supported financially by The Brewers of Europe.