Monday, November 21, 2005

BEER KILLS CANCER?

Scientists at Oregon State University's Linus Pauling Institute have found a class of compounds called flavonids neutralize "free radicals" — rogue oxygenmolecules that can damage cells. One of those flavonids, a compound called xanthohumol, is found only in hops. It may help prevent some forms of cancer, researchers say. Man, I always new beer was the shit! Even though the levels of this compound are too small to do much, it's sure is nice to know that our favorit cone is diong us some good. I personally am a huge fan of the "hoppier" beers. IPA's, Pales and the like. So, if your a porter or a stout fan you might want to rethink your preference a good dose of Cascades or Chinooks in your ale could do you loads of good. Here's to your health!!!

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