Monday, June 12, 2006

Beer ingredient may fight prostate cancer

CORVALLIS, Ore. - A main ingredient in beer may help prevent prostate cancer and enlargement, according to a new study. But researchers say don't rush out to stock the refrigerator because the ingredient is present in such small amounts that a person would have to drink more than 17 beers to benefit.
Oregon State University researchers say the compound xanthohumol, found in hops, inhibits a specific protein in the cells along the surface of the prostate gland.
The protein acts like a signal switch that turns on a variety of animal and human cancers, including prostate cancer.
Cancer typically results from uncontrolled cell reproduction and growth. Xanthohumol belongs to a group of plant compounds called flavonoids, which can trigger the programmed cell death that controls growth, researchers say.


That's what i'm talking about!!!!
"Drink 17 beers and call me in the morning."

3 comments:

the kid said...

Drew Baxter has nothing to worry about...

mr. mayor said...

I feel better already...

mr. mayor said...

I feel better already... did I say that already?