By now, we’re all familiar with the benefits of drinking beer.
A pint of wine can make you feel great, and a glass of Guinness can help you fall asleep after a stressful day.
But for many, beer can actually have harmful effects.
And that’s where our research comes in.
Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) and the University at Buffalo (UNB) have been studying the effects of beer on the body for years, and now they’ve published a new study that suggests that the chemical in beer can cause the same problems as alcohol.
“It’s not a big shocker, but we knew for a long time that alcohol is bad,” lead author Christopher A. Mays, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of chemical engineering and the lead author of the study, told The Huffington Post.
“It’s pretty well established that alcohol causes the same side effects as other chemicals in the body, and we knew this was true for beer.”
So the research team started with the idea that alcohol would cause a decrease in blood flow to the knee.
In the new study, the team took a large sample of subjects and tested their knee blood flow using MRI scanners.
The MRI images showed that blood flow in the knee of the subjects was lower when they drank a beer than when they didn’t.
The researchers then took the subjects to the local hospital, where they gave them a prescription for an anti-inflammatory medication.
They also took blood samples for the researchers to use to measure their knee pain.
Once the researchers took the blood samples, they compared it with a control group that had no pain.
“We wanted to see if there was a difference in knee pain, and this was a small study, so we thought we’d see if we could find the same effects with beer,” Mays said.
Mays and his colleagues found that the knee pain was actually worse in the beer drinkers.
In the placebo group, they also found that beer drinkers had a lower knee blood volume than people who drank no alcohol at all.
The researchers then tested the knee blood volumes of the beer-drinking subjects and the control group and found that there was an overall decrease in knee blood viscosity in both groups.
“The effect on blood flow and knee blood density is quite significant,” Mains said.
“I think that this is consistent with our findings that beer is a painkiller.
I think that’s something that you should consider when you’re drinking.”
“Beer is a little bit like alcohol,” Mises said.
The effect of beer was also more pronounced in women, with the study showing that beer reduces the amount of blood flow by 30% in women and women reduced blood flow more than men.
“Women are typically more sensitive to alcohol,” said Mains.
“When they have a little more alcohol, they tend to be more sensitive.”
Mains believes that the reduction in bloodflow could be because of the fact that women have lower estrogen levels than men, which increases the production of prostaglandins that may also lower blood flow.
The researchers say that they found that their results could be useful in determining how long it takes for the pain to subside, so they plan to follow up with more patients to see how the effect lasts over time.
“There’s a lot of research that has been done in the past that’s used to assess the effects that a given compound might have on the human body, but it hasn’t been able to give a definitive answer,” Mears said.
“There are some really interesting things that we think we can do to look at the effects in the human system, and that is that there are things in beer that are going to have a really dramatic effect.”
Mains added that there’s no evidence yet that the drug could prevent knee pain or even slow it down.
But the researchers say their findings are encouraging, and are hoping that the research will be replicated in other studies.
“It really shows how much we have to learn to make better beer,” he said.