Cooling hot flashes

Czechs works on beer to easy discomforts of menopause

Apr 24, 2006 - Czech brewers are working to create a beer that would counter the discomforts of menopause.


The low-calorie, low-alcohol beer being developed by the Prague-based Research Institute of Brewing and Malting contains heightened levels of phytoestrogen, a plant form of the hormone estrogen often lacking in menopausal women, said the institute's director Karel Kosar.

The beer would be advertised to women experiencing hot flashes, troubling sleeping and other woes.

Phytoestrogen is found in the hops and barley malt used in many types of beer. Kosar said breweries could produce the special beer by increasing the levels of these ingredients.

Published : Apr 24, 2006
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