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Dark Beer Can Be Heart-Healthy, Researchers Say

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Dark Beer Can Be Heart-Healthy, Researchers Say

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Dark Beer Can Be Heart-Healthy, Researchers Say

Dark Beer Can Be Heart-Healthy, Researchers Say

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New studies suggest that moderate consumption of dark beer is good for the heart. The benefit seems to come from flavonoids — plant substances that are allowed to linger longer in the brewing process for dark beer. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dr. John Folts, a professor of medicine and nutritional science at the University of Wisconsin.