February 1, 2013

Beer as Medicine?

Sheila Eldred, Discovery News


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Hops give beer its pungent flavor, but a substance derived from hops may do more than make your favorite beer taste great.

New research finds there’s potential for incorporating humulones — the bitter-tasting chemical compound found in hops — into drugs. But, before you get too excited, this isn’t an excuse to crack open that 2-4 pack daily.

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TAGGED: Diabetes, Beer, Bitter, Hops

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