BALTIMORE — A Johns Hopkins medical researcher says drinking beer may improve your health by 25% over that of nondrinkers or those who imbibe stronger spirits.
"It's not absolutely clear whether healthy people just drink moderately or if good health arises from moderate drinking," Dr. Thomas B. Turner, president of the Hopkins Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation, said in releasing the study Tuesday.
"But one thing is sure--moderate drinking does not have any chronic ill effects. That's one message that comes through quite clear," Turner said.
Turner said that moderate drinking was determined by a person's weight, giving as an example three beers for a 150-pound person over a 24-hour period.