Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Drinking Beer May Reduce Your Chances of Developing Prostate Cancer

Drinking beer could reduce the likelihood of developing prostate cancer; I will drink to that.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/beer-may-prevent-prostate-cancer-scientists-say/story-fn3dxity-1225808777647

"TESTS have revealed that men who drink beer may reduce their chances of developing prostate cancer, say scientists.

Experiments have shown that xanthohumol, a compund derived from the hops in beer, blocks a chemical reaction that can lead to the development of cancer.

The disease is usually treated with drugs that act in a similar way.
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It was previously suggested that the compound could reduce the chances of females getting breast cancer.

Scientists now believe a similar reaction could affect men.
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