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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Beer ingredient may fight prostate cancer

sean


This is a very bold statement and an interesting article.

We don't hear much about Oregon anymore (unless you are a fan of the classic computer game - Oregon Trail), until today.

After many experiments, a few researchers found that an ingredient in beer seems to help prevent prostate cancer, at least in lab experiments.

The trouble is you'd theoretically have to drink about 17 beers a day for any potential benefit. And no one's advising that.

Researchers at Oregon State University say that the compound xanthohumol, found in hops, inhibits a protein in the cells along the surface of the prostate gland. The protein acts like a switch that turns on a variety cancers, including prostate cancer.

It's every man's dream to hear that beer and pizza can prevent cancer," he said. "However, the 17 beers and four large piazzas needed to get enough xanthohumol and lycopene to help prevent prostate cancer is unfortunately not advised.

Atkins noted that drinking 17 beers a day can lead to alcoholism and cirrhosis of the liver, and overdoing it on pizza can lead to obesity and other health problems.

Keep your ears and eyes out for this.. ..

To read the entire article.. visit..

http://www.boston.com/news/odd/articles/2006/06/12/beer_ingredient_may_fight_prostate_cancer/

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