Friday, February 03, 2006

Beer is Good for You (Shhh... Don't Tell Anyone)

From the March 2006 issue of All About Beer:

Healthy Hops
The newest report on the health benefits of beer focuses on hops. Scientists at Oregon State University's Linus Pauling Institute discovered the cancer-related properties of xanthohumol--a flavonoid compound--about 10 years ago. Xanthohumol is one of a number of compounds for cancer chemoprevention studied at OSU. The more highly hopped a beer, the greater the level of xanthohumol. Studies of the compound have been conducted for its benefits related to breast enlargement in women and prevention or treatment of post-menopausal "hot flashes" and osteoporosis, as well as the prevention of cancer.

All About Beer: Celebrating the World of Beer Culture
allaboutbeer.com

2 comments:

John said...

"...for its benefits related to breast enlargement in women..."

Finally! An explanation for the condition of those women in the TV beer ads! Wait... those beers don't have hops... nevermind. I guess it will remain a mystery.

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