Hops and prostate cancer

June 12th, 2006 | Posted by Real Beer

Bless those researchers at Oregon State University.

The study they released last fall about how hops in beers may help prevent cancer has popped back into the news.

News outlets around the world are carrying the story about xanthohumol, found in hops, inhibits a specific protein in the cells along the surface of the prostate gland. So you get headlines like this one from ABC News: Beer Ingredient May Fight Prostate Cancer.

The story also points out “that a person would have to drink more than 17 beers to benefit.”

What’s 17 beers when it comes to your good health?

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3 Responses to “Hops and prostate cancer”

  1. SteveH Says:

    17 of what “beer,” Swiller Lite or Spud — with an AA count of .002? How about an IIPA, or anything by Three Floyds or Dogfish Head? Maybe 3 or 4 of them?

    S.

  2. David Parsons Says:

    To those with wives, tell your wife.
    “Look dear, I’m drinking my leafy green vegetables.”

  3. Mill Rat Says:

    For hopheads, life is indeed good!