Researchers in Spain believe they have found a connection between beer consumption and a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
According to researchers from the University of Alcala the silicon content in beer may help reduce the amount of aluminium absorbed in the blood stream. Research has found that aluminium, a neurotoxin, absorbed in the digestive system is a possible factor in the development of Alzheimer's.
The researchers found that beer did as good a job in fighting the absorbtion of aluminium as a silicic acid supplement with double the amount of silicon as found in beer. The scientists said that moderate beer consumption should be considered as a component in a healthy diet.