the hops have high estrogen levels in them. if anything, it could be the hops. not to mention hops are in the same family as marijauna(sp) so it is a seditive. and of course, women with estrogen problems are gonna have problems when consuming large quantities of beer. but hops are packed with vitamin C.
macro breweries (anheuser busch, miller, sam adams, ya know, the big ones) do thorough filtration after fermentation that removes literally all of the yeast before packaging. ironically, the yeast in beer is packed full of vitamins B, D, and E i believe and is actually good for you. not to mention it decreases the chance of a hangover. for years they thought the yeast wasnt good for people thus why so many breweries have all those high tech filtrations and stuff. but recent medical studies have shown that beer with the sediment (yeast basically) is actually more healthy for an adult than milk or vitamin drinks. of course, they always use "in moderation", but what is moderation? nowadays they assume 2 or 3 - 12oz beers per day is moderation. but historically, it was 4 litres per day, and for religious (christian) they were even alotted 1 litre on fasting days. of course, none of this beer was filtered.
unfiltered beer "in moderation" has been shown to redude the risk of the following in both male and female:
hardening of the arteries.
(i cant remember what all else but the list is pretty long.)
it helps promote healthy:
etc etc etc.
unfortunately, the studies most of us have been aware of for decades are actually studies of alcholic beverages such as wines, rums, snaps, whiskeys, and other such higher alcohol content drinks. beer had gotten lumped into the catagory decades ago which it really shouldnt have been. in truth, beer has been falsely played. but we can thank the supporters and dipshits without a clue remnents of the prohibition era for that.
ive known several people to die of scirosis(sp) of the liver, but those people hardly ever drank beer. it was mostly hard stuff and wine. and ironically yet, i know scores of old folks around here that are healthy as a horse that probably drink atleast a 12pk of beer per day. now the wine and whiskey drinkers on the other hand, have loads of health issues.
but for some reason, people like to blame beer for issues caused by the harder drinks....
of course, in regards to the article, i would like to know what else said women in the study intake and what their normal lifestyles are. i do find it rather odd that theyre singling out beer as opposed to diet, other fluid intake, time spent in the sun, soaps, lotions, etc etc. but for some reason, i bet they will make sure to leave further studies out of other, more than likely, realistic causes. such as the types of soaps and lotions used. how much does anyone wanna bet that the women in these studies over moisturize their skin!? lol i would be willing to bet the farm that that is the real problem causing their psoriasis. but i bet they wont do a study on that.