Beer has anti-cancer compound

This isn’t saying that drinking more beer will increase chances of defeating cancer since most beers have low levels of xanthohumol, but if there was a way to increase the absorption into the body and the levels within beer, it could provide a great positive to one of the favorite drinking pasttimes.

Quite a bit is now known about the biological mechanism of action of this compound and the ways it may help prevent cancer or have other metabolic value. But even before most of those studies have been completed, efforts are under way to isolate and market it as a food supplement. A “health beer” with enhanced levels of the compound is already being developed.

Via BiologyNews