04 June 2006

Czech brewers create menopause beer

Czech scientists say they have created non-alcoholic beer that contains 10 times the normal amount of phytoestrogen. Scientists have known for some time that hops used to make beer naturally contain phytoestrogen, a form of the oestrogen hormone found in plants.

“Czech women lack oestrogen in their diet, so we wanted to solve this through beer because the Czech Republic is number one in the world for beer consumption,” Karel Kosar, managing director of the brewing research institute said. Czechs drink an average 161 litres of beer each every year, compared to 121 in Germany, and 84 in the US.

Is there anything beer can't do?

posted by hiikeeba at 18:14


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