Does Beer Cause High Cholesterol?


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Does Beer Cause High Cholesterol?

Does beer cause high cholesterol?


Beer does not affect the cholesterol level, but can affect the level of another fat in the blood, triglyceride, which is also important as a risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and vascular disease.

If you have a problem with elevated triglycerides, you should limit your intake of beer to 12 ounces a day for women, and 24 ounces a day for men. Wine, in moderation, has shown beneficial effects on heart disease. This means one 4 ounce serving for women, or 2 servings for men.

These articles about lowering your cholesterol may help as well:

Triglycerides: Why They Matter and How to Lower Them

Your Checklist to Lower Cholesterol

You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.