08 November 2005

Beer Hops Inhibit Tumor Growth! But not American Beer!

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that a molecule that comes from the hop cone, xanthohumol, that prevents the formation of cancer producing enzymes. "Most beers made today are low on hops, however, and so don't contain much xanthohumol. But beers such as porter, stout and ales have much higher levels of the compound," the story says.

Stories like this make me glad I'm a hophead.

posted by hiikeeba at 06:22


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool... As an herbalist that is good to know... I make lot's of remedies involving hops.

1:48 PM  
Blogger bentley92 said...

Just one more excuse to have another beer!

3:35 PM  

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