Sharing the occasional beer with your partner, may reduce her and your chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new study.

When researchers from analysed data from 82,472 women, they found that women who drank between 5 and 10 g of alcohol (around one drink) a day, were 22% less likely to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

RA is described as by Mayo Clinic as, “a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet.”

This benefit of beer is not just applicable to women. An earlier study found that people who drank alcohol moderately were four times less likely to develop RA. The study also found that occasional drinkers, who suffered from RA, experienced 20 to 30 percent less pain and inflammation than teetotallers.

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