Table of Contents

General Aspects of Beer and Constituents.
Overview of Manufacturing Beer: Ingredients, Processes and Quality Criteria / Sascha Wunderlich and Werner Back.
NON Lager Beer / Andrea Pavsler and Stefano Buiatti.
Lager Beer / Andrea Pavsler and Stefano Buiatti.
Traditional and Modern Japanese Beers: Methods of Production and Composition / Masato Kawasaki and Shuso Sakuma.
Sorghum Beer: Fabrication, Nutritional Value and Impact Upon Human Health / Maoura Nanadoum and Jacques Pourquie.
Production of Alcohol-free Beer / Luigi Montanari, Ombretta Marconi, Heidi Mayer, and Paolo Fantozzi.
Yeast Diversity in the Brewing Industry / Linda Hellborg and Jure Piskur.
The Brewer's Yeast Genome: From its Origins to our Current Knowledge / Sandra Rainieri.
Flocculation in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae / Eduardo V. Soares.
Use of Amylolytic Enzymes in Brewing / N.P. Guerra, A. Torrado-Agrasar, C. Lopez-Macas, E. Mart̕nez-Carballo, S. Garc̕ia Falcon, J. Simal-G̀ndara, and L.M. Pastrana-Castro.
Trends of Beer Drinking in Europe / Pedro Marques-Vidal.
Trends in Beer Drinking: Rest of the World / Qiao Qiao Chen and Pedro Marques-Vidal.
Beer Consumption Patterns in Northern Ireland / Adele Mc Kinney and Kieran Coyle.
Beer Consumption in Teenagers in Brazzaville (Congo) / Jean Robert Mabiala Babela, Alphonse Massamba, Senga Prosper, and Rajaventhan Srirajaskanthan.
Personality Characteristics Associated with Drinking and Beverage Preference / Colin R. Martin.
Beer and Current Mood State / Ralf Demmel and Jennifer Nicolai.
Female Beer Drinking and the Morning After / L. Darren Kruisselbrink and Rene J.L. Murphy.
Beer Consumption During Pregnancy / Brittany B. Rayburn and William F. Rayburn.
Beer and other Alcoholic Beverages: Implications for Dependence, Craving and Relapse / Thomas Hillemacher and Stefan Bleich.
Beer Composition: An Overview / Stefano Buiatti.
Identification of Taste and Aroma-Active Components of Beer / Paul Hughes.
Hop Essential Oil: Analysis, Chemical Composition and Odor Characteristics / Graham Eyres and Jean-Pierre Dufour.
Ethanol Content of Beer Sold in the US: Variation Over Time, Across States and by Individual Drinks / William C. Kerr.
Soluble Proteins of Beer / Marion Didier and Bakan Benedicte.
Amino Acids in Beer / Marta Fontana and Stefano Buiatti.
Purines in Beer / Tetsuya Yamamoto and Yuji Moriwaki.
Beer Carbohydrates / Isabel M.P.L.V.O. Ferreira.
Dietary Fiber in Beer: Content, Composition, Colonic Fermentability and Contribution to the Diet / Gǫi, M.E. Diaz-Rubio, F. Saura-Calixto.
Beer and Arabinoxylan / Glen P. Fox.
Histamine in Beer / Susanne Diel, Maria Herwald, Hannelore Borck, and Friedhelm Diel.
Terpenoids in Beer / J. Richard Dickinson.
Proanthocyanidins in Hops / Hui-Jing Li and Max L. Deinzer.
Metals in Beer / Pawel Pohl.
Minerals in Beer / Luigi Montanari, Heidi Mayer, Ombretta Marconi, and Paolo Fantozzi.
Silicon in Beer: Origin and Concentration / Caroline Walker, Gary Freeman, Ravin Jugdaohsingh, and Jonathan J. Powell.
The Chemistry of Ageing Beer / D.P. De Schutter, D. Saison, F. Delvaux, G. Derdelinckx, F.R. Delvaux.
Trans-2-nonenal During Model Mashing / José da Cruz Francisco and Estera Szwajcer Dey.
E-2-nonenal and Beta-damascenone in Beer / Jose Rodrigues and Paulo Almeida.
Pathogens in Beer / Garry Menz, Peter Aldred, and Frank Vriesekoop.
Fate of Pesticide Residues in Brewing / Simn Navarro and Nuria Vela.
General Effects on Metabolism and Body Systems.
Ethanol in Beer: Production, Absorption and Metabolism / Rajkumar Rajendram and Victor R. Preedy.
What Contribution is Beer to the Intake of Antioxidants in Diet? / Fulgencio Saura-Calixto, Jose Serrano, and Jara P̌rez-Jiminez.
Antioxidant Activity of Beer's Maillard Reaction Products: Features and Health Aspects / Franco Tubaro.
Beer Affects Oxidative Stress Due to Ethanol: A Preclinical and Clinical Study / Giovanni Addolorato, Lorenzo Leggio, Anna Ferrulli, Giovanni Gasbarrini, Antonio Gasbarrini, and Alcohol Related Diseases Study Group.
Antioxidant Capacity of Hops / C. Proestos and M. Komaitis.
The Antioxidant Capacities of Beers: Relationship between Assays of Antioxidant Capacity, Colour and other Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages / Justin A. Fegredo, Rachel Meynell, Alan K.H. Lai, Max C.Y. Wong, Colin R. Martin, Helen Wiseman, Victor R. Preedy.
Biological Properties of Beer and its Components Compared to Wine / Giuseppe Iacomino, Idolo Tedesco, and Gian Luigi Russo.
The Absorption and Metabolism of Phenolic Acids from Beer in Man / Mirella Nardini, Fausta Natella, Andrea Ghiselli, and Cristina Scaccini.
Caloric Compensation in Response to Beer Consumption / Neil E. Rowland.
Beer and Adiposity / S. Goya Wannamethee.
The Relationship between Exercise and Beer Ingestion in Regards to Metabolism / Tetsuya Yamamoto and Yuji Moriwaki.
Estrogenicity of Beer: The Role of Intestinal Bacteria in the Activation of Beer Flavonoid / Sam Possemiers, Willy Verstraete, and Tom Van de Wiele.
Effects of Beer Ingestion on Body Purine Bases / Yuji Moriwaki and Tetsuya Yamamoto.
Neuropharmaological Activity of Humulus Lupulus L / Paola Zanoli and Manuela Zavatti.
Beer: Effects on Saliva Secretion and Composition / H.S. Brand, M.L. Bruins, E.C.I. Veerman, and A.V. Nieuw Amerongen.
Beer and Coeliac Disease / Glen P. Fox.
The Effect of Beer and other Alcoholic Beverages on the Esophagus with Special Reference to Gastroesophageal Reflux / H. Seidl and C. Pehl.
Effects of Beer on the Gastric Mucosa as Determined by Endoscopy / Andreas Franke and Manfred V. Singer.
The Effect of Beer and its Non-alcoholic Ingredients on Secretory and Motoric Function of the Stomach / Andreas Franke and Manfred V. Singer.
The Effect of Beer and its Non-alcoholic Constituents on the Exocrine and Endocrine Pancreas as well as on Gastrointestinal Hormones / Peter Feick, Andreas Gerloff, and Manfred V. Singer.
Beer and the Liver / Rajaventhan SriRajaskanthan and Victor R. Preedy.
Beer Consumption and Homocysteine / D.A. De Luis and R. Aller.
Alcohol, Beer and Ischemic Stroke / Kenneth Mukamal.
Beer: Is it Alcohol, Antioxidants, or both? Animal Models of Atherosclerosis / Joe A. Vinson.
Beer Inhibition of Heterocyclic Amines-induced Carcinogenesis / Hajime Nozawa and Keiji Kondo.
Maize Beer and Carcinogenesis / Zodwa Dlamini, Zukile Mbita, and Lindiwe Skhosana.
The Relationship between Beer Consumption and Lung Cancer / Douglas E. Paull and Alex G. Little.
Phenolic Beer Compounds to Prevent Cancer / Clarissa Gerh̃user.
Beer Inhibition of Azoxymethane-induced Colonic Carcinogenesis / Hajime Nozawa and Keiji Kondo.
Specific Effects of Selective Beer Related Components.
Biological Activities of Humulone / Hiroyasu Tobe.
Desmethylxanthohumol from Hops, Chemistry and Biological Effects.
Reinhard A. Diller, Herbert M. Riepl, Oliver Rose, Corazon Frias, Günter Henze, and Aram Prokop.
Reproductive and Estrogenic Effects of 8-prenylnaringenin in Hops / Stuart R. Milligan.
Regulation of Gene Expression by Hop-derived 8-prenylnaringenin / Oliver Zierau and Günter Vollmer.
Hop-derived Phytoestrogens Alter Osteoblastic Phenotype and Gene Expression / Katharina E. Effenberger and Johannes Westendorf.
Antimalarials from Prenylated Chalcone Derivatives of Hops / Sonja Frolich, Carola Schubert, and Kristina Jenett-Siems.
Acylphloroglucinol Derivatives from Hops as Anti-inflammatory Agents / Hans Becker, Clarissa Gerh̃user, and Gregor Bohr.
Hops derived Inhibitors of Nitric Oxide / Hajime Nozawa, Feng Zhao, and Keiji Kondo. Non-specific Hydroxyl Radical Scavenging Properties of Melanoidins from Beer / Francisco J. Morales.
Anti-obesity Effects of Dietary Isomerized Hop Extract Containing Isohumulones Generated via Peroxisome Proliferators-activated Receptors / Hiroaki Yajima.
Moderate Beer Consumption: Effects on Silcon Intake and Bone Health / Ravin Jugdaohsingh and Jonathan J. Powell.
Biolabelling of Xanthohumol in Hop Cones (Humulus Lupulus L., Cannabaceae) with Stable and Radioactive Precursors for Biosynthetic and Metabolic Studies / Hans Becker, Stefanie Berwanger, and Norbert Frank.
Epicatechin and its Role in Protection of LDL and of Vascular Endothelium / Tankred Schewe and Helmut Sies.
Isohumulones from Beer Modulate Blood Lipid Status / Aruto Yoshida.
Flavonoids in Beer and their Potential Benefit on the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease / Chung-Yen Chen and Jeffrey B. Blumberg.
Vasoactivity of Flavonols, Flavones and Catechins / Owen L. Woodman.
The Anti-invasive and Proapoptotic Effect of Xanthohumol: Potential use in Cancer / Barbara Vanhoecke, Jerina Boelens, Sofie Lust, Fritz Offner, and Marc Bracke.
Anti-cancer Property of Epicatechin Gallate in Colon Cancer Cells / Seung Joon Baek and Seong-Ho Lee.
Use of Quercetin in Prostate Cancer Cells / Charles Y.F. Young.
Beer and Prevention of Heterocyclic Amine-induced DNA Adducts and O6-methlyguanine / Sakae Arimoto-Kobayashi.
Techniques for Assessing Anti-cancer Effects of Beer / Clarissa Gerhauser.
Assay Methods and Techniques Used for Investigating Beer and Related Compounds.
The Evaluation of Beer Ageing / Maria Purificacoin Hernandez-Artiga and Dolores Bellido Milla.
Use of Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry to Fingerprint Beer / Rodrigo R. Catharino, Alexandra C.H.F. Sawaya, and Marcos N. Eberlin.
Methods for the Characterization of Beer by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) / A.M. Gil and J. Rodrigues.
Methods for the Vibrational Spectroscopy Analysis of Beer / Salvador Garrigues and Miguel de la Guardia.
Fluorecence Methods for the Analysis of Beer / Ewa Sikorska, Igor Khmelinskii, and Marek Sikorski.
Capillary Electrophoresis Methods used for Beer Analysis.
Antonio Segura-Carretero, Sonia Cortacero-Ram̕irez, and Alberto Ferǹndez-Gutierrez.
Manual and Robotic Methods for Measuring the Total Antioxidant Capacity of Beers / Justin A. Fegredo, Max C.Y. Wong, Helen Wiseman, and Victor R. Preedy.
Methods for the HPLC Analysis of Phenolic Compounds and Flavonoids of Beer / Pavel Jandera.
Methods for the Assay of Iso-alpha-acids and Reduced iso-alpha-acids in Beer / Gerd Vanhoenacker and Pat Sandra.
Methods for Determining Biogenic Amines in Beer / Anastasia Zotou and Zacharenia Loukou.
Beer and ESR Spin Trapping / Kevin Huvaere and Mogens L. Anderson.
Method for Determining Ethanol in Beer / Domenica Tonelli.
Quantification of Beer Carbohydrates by HPLC / Isabel M.P.L.V.O. Ferreira. Presenting both the concerns and problems of beer consumption as well as the emerging evidence of benefit, Handbook of Beer Health and Disease Prevention offers a balanced view of today's findings and the potential of tomorrow's research. From a beverage of warriors to a cheap and affordable commodity, beer has been a part of our consumption for nearly 8000 years. Like most alcoholic drinks it has been prone to abuse and in some counties the per capita consumption of beer has led to considerable health risks. However, just as wine in moderation has been proposed to promote health, research is showing that beer.
and the ingredients in beer.
can have similar impact on improving health, and in some instances preventing disease. For example, some cancers like bladder cancers and the incidence of cardiovascular disease are reported to be lower in moderate beer drinkers. Furthermore there is a considerable body of emerging evidence to show that the anti-oxidant capacity of beers is high. It has been argued by some that the total antioxidants ingested in some beer drinkers equates that consumed by red wine drinkers. The key to this, of course, is understanding and this volume presents a collection of the most current writings on the subject of beer and it's potential in health.