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ANTI-CANCER COMPOUND IN BEER

October 7, 2007

Interesting how isolated molecule in beer has health-promoting qualities.

clipped from docs.google.com
ANTI-CANCER COMPOUND IN BEER GAINING INTEREST

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A compound found only in hops and the main product
they are used in – beer – has rapidly gained interest as a
micronutrient that might help prevent many types of cancer.

Researchers at Oregon State University first discovered the
cancer-related properties of this flavonoid compound called xanthohumol
about 10 years ago. A recent publication by an OSU researcher in the
journal Phytochemistry outlines the range of findings made since then.
And many other scientists in programs around the world are also
beginning to look at the value of these hops flavonoids for everything
from preventing prostate or colon cancer to hormone replacement therapy
for women.

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