Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Beer ingredient aids prostate

More good news on the health front.

A type of polyphenol present in hops helps prevent prostate cancer, according to new German research.

The compound is a tannin called xanthohumol, and is responsible for the bitter taste of beer.

Xanthohumol blocks male testosterone receptors, which may be why ingesting the molecule helps prevent the development of prostate cancer.

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