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Beer and Bone Study a Boon for Microbrews?

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From Daily Finance

Earlier this week, researchers at the University of California, Davis, published a study showing that beer contains a large amount of dietary silicon. The mineral, which previous studies have linked to bone health, is especially abundant in IPAs and ales, beers that are typically associated with small-scale breweries…

…Karl Knoop, operations manager at Brooklyn Brewery offers an interesting explanation for this variation in silicon content: “If I was going to hypothesize, I would guess that silica, which is found in grain husks, could be responsible.” Knoop notes that ales have a higher alcohol content, which means that they contain more grain, and thus more husks.

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