The Beer & Health Database is part of the European Beer & Health platform.
Abstracts and overview
The database contains the original abstracts from scientific publications mostly published since 2000. A comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge on moderate beer consumption and health is given in the booklet "Beer and health: Moderate consumption in a healthy lifestyle", which is available on the website www.beerandhealth.eu and in the "media" section of this database.
Specific information can be found through the search tool on the left side. You can perform a general search or an advanced search by completing the relevant boxes. You can also search by topic, e.g. cardiovascular disease or diabetes, by using the menu bar on top of this website.
Abstracts are freely accessible. Full-text access depends on your subscription to the associated scientific journal. In case you are interested in an article, please contact The Brewers of Europe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following main inclusion and exclusion criteria are used regarding the selection of scientific literature:
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Kennisinstituut Bier (The Dutch Beer Institute), the scientific institute on beer and health based in the Netherlands, developed and maintains the Beer & Health Database.
Kennisinstituut Bier gathers scientific information on the health effects of responsible beer consumption and facilitates further research, in order to fill any gaps in what is known on that topic. It also develops materials for Dutch health professionals (educational) on the biomedical, psychosocial and nutritional aspects of responsible beer consumption.
More information on Kennisinstituut Bier is presented here.
The Scientific Committee is composed of six outstanding experts with expertise in the different branches of alcohol research. Regarding this database the Scientific Committee checked (by sample) whether it covers all existing relevant papers since 2000.
Dr. Ramon Estruch
Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Spain
Expertise: Mediterranean Diet, wine, beer, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, inflammation
Dr. Henk Hendriks
Consultant, the Netherlands
Expertise: Nutrition intervention studies, functional food evaluation.
Prof. Frans Kok
Emeritus professor of Nutrition and Health, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Expertise: Diet in disease prevention, energy balance and body composition
Prof. Ascension Marcos
CSIC - Immunonutrition Research Group at the Department of Metabolism and Nutrition Madrid, Spain
Dr. Vincenzo Solfrizzi
Geriatric Medicine and Memory Unit, University of Bari, "A. Moro", Italy
Expertise: Mediterranean Diet, Cognitive decline, Predementias, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
Dr. Corina-Aurelia Zugravu
University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Romania
Expertise: Public health nutrition, health promotion and dietary intake evaluation
The Brewers of Europe
The costs to set up and maintain the database are covered by The Brewers of Europe.