Thursday, December 10, 2009

Chemical compound found in hops may prevent prostate cancer. It probably doesn't, but drink your beer, just to be on the safe side

Hope for guys: Beer ingredient eyed in prostate cancer prevention. An ingredient of beer may someday help ward off prostate cancer, new animal experiments suggest.
The compound in question, xanthohumol, is found in hops — the bitter flavoring agent in beer — and is known to block the male hormone testosterone, which plays a role in the development of prostate cancer.

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