In The News: July 2010

A new study suggests that beer, a significant source of dietary silicon, is a key ingredient for increasing bone mineral density, thus preventing the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis. In a report appearing in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, commercial beer production was studied to determine the relationship between beer production methods and the resulting silicon content. Researchers, studying 100 beers, found that those containing malted barley and hops had greater silicon content than beers made from wheat. Some light lagers made from grains like corn had the lowest levels of silicon.
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