Tuesday, November 15, 2005


CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Now you may have an excuse for reaching for a beer -- as a health food.
Scientists at Oregon State University recently reported that the hops used to brew beer contain a compound that neutralizes free radicals -- the harmful molecules in the blood that can contribute to cancer and other diseases. The compound is exclusive only to hops and is not found anywhere else, the researchers said, adding that the compound is more effective at neutralizing free radicals than similar compounds found in red wine and green tea.
According to the researchers, craft beers such as stouts, porters and other "hoppy" beers have much higher levels of the exclusive free radical-fighting compound than domestic lager and pilsner beers. But don't reach for a six-pack hoping for a cure to all that "ales" you: The researchers said that more study is needed.

Can I get an "AMEN!"


Blogger tabitha jane said...

but beer also acts like estrogen in your body and give you visceral fat.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

way to bring me down!~

but yes...i was wondering what that shit was around my belly and heart

3:39 PM  
Blogger Shananigans said...

Hey, I’m gonna drink the beer anyway, so this is great news. I’ve always suspected it was secretly good for me, but now there is scientific data. Ha!

3:49 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

bff is Best Friend Forever. Like you and me. :D

5:04 PM  
Blogger ramblin' girl said...

ah, beer... good stuff, of course, in moderation...
and the pups great, just tired of her mom ignoring her...

7:37 PM  
Blogger Underachiever said...

it is not a PILSSSNEERRRR!

UNdr("Visceral Fat" coincidently was my heavy metal square dancing band's name back in College. AAAH Those were the best two weeks of my life)

10:07 PM  
Blogger Ghost Dog said...


9:23 AM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

hey i just looked at the visceral fat page...i'm gonna have some boobies...yay!!!

3:56 PM  
Blogger The Village Idiot said...

Yes, I announced this from the rafters as well. Yay hops! Yay Beer!

rock on,
the idiot

4:55 PM  
Blogger tabitha jane said...

visceral fat is VERY dangerous! your organs literally swim in a sea of fat! gross.

i told my husband and his best friend about the report you wrote about and they were super excited!

10:26 AM  

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