Moscow, In countries which have a tradition of drinking alcohol such as Russia, the popularity of beer skyrocketed in the last 10 years. Because, basically, are equally harmful if consumed in excessive amounts, beer sales in Russia are now starting to be disciplined.
Recently, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a law which is believed to reduce the tradition of drinking beer in the country. In addition to banning beer sales at roadside stalls, the new rules also restrict the advertising of beer in public places.
Whereas Russia has been famous for its tradition of drinking beer, until the beer and beverage alcohol content is below 10 percent only classified as soft drinks. In Moscow and other cities, young people with bottles or cans of beer in his hand is very easy to find.
Although traditionally, the tradition of beer drinking in Russia is estimated to new starts since the Soviet Union broke up around 1991. Previously, alcoholic beverages are more popular than beer is vodka, whiskey and the like that a higher alcohol content.
But in subsequent years, the popularity of vodka dropped and replaced by a beer which was considered safer. Consumption of vodka in the last 10 years was recorded down about 33.3 percent, whereas consumption of beer skyrocketed up to 40 percent over the same period.
The shift from vodka to beer is thought to occur because many of the campaigns of the dangers of alcohol, so people looking for an alternative beverages with lower alcohol content. Unfortunately, despite the lower levels, consumption is still excessive.
According to some studies, the benefits and dangers of alcoholic beverages are like two sides of a coin that can not be separated. Quoted from Mayoclinic, to obtain the benefits of alcohol key is ‘moderation’ alias should not be exaggerated.
In the right dose, alcoholic beverages ranging from beer, wine or even vodka can be useful, among others, maintain heart health and delaying dementia. Meanwhile, if excess, alcohol can actually damage the nerves in the brain, triggering heart problems, cancer and the worst is death.
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