Drinking Heineken beers can have a variety of health effects, depending on factors such as how often you drink and what other types of alcohol you consume. Some possible effects include weight gain, increased blood pressure, heart damage, liver damage, and increased risk of certain types of cancer. Beer has health benefits, Heineken's commercial director told CNBC, and it gives drinkers a new reason to treat themselves. According to the full picture in Women's Health magazine, a bottle of Heineken contains 150 calories.
For comparison, a cup of whole milk contains approximately 150 calories and a cup of skim milk contains approximately 90 calories, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.