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Can beer hit the ‘pause’ button on menopause symptoms?

While this study found that beer could help with what ales people with menopausal symptoms, design and reporting issues hold this study back from being pitcher perfect.

Study under review: Moderate Consumption of Beer (with and without Ethanol) and Menopausal Symptoms: Results from a Parallel Clinical Trial in Postmenopausal Women

What was the question?

Can daily moderate consumption of beer with alcohol (AB) or beer without alcohol (NAB) reduce typical symptoms of menopause, and how do these beverages affect female sex hormones and cardiovascular risk factors?

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