Beer Ingredient May Fight Prostate CancerHA! So I've spent 25 years in preventive therapy!
June 12, 2006, 7:50 AM EDT
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- A main ingredient in beer may help prevent prostate cancer and enlargement, according to a new study. But researchers say don't rush out to stock the refrigerator because the ingredient is present in such small amounts that a person would have to drink more than 17 beers to benefit.
Oregon State University researchers say the compound xanthohumol, found in hops, inhibits a specific protein in the cells along the surface of the prostate gland.
Of course, this totally ignores the fact that most American beers are pastuerized and preserved beyond any recognition to your average internation beer drinker, which may explain why foreign beers taste so odd.
They're full of "ingredients". EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
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