Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Drink An Ale Day

Hoppy Beer May Mitigate Cancer

Some beers already have higher levels of flavonids than others. The lager and pilsner beers commonly sold in domestic U.S. brews have fairly low levels of these compounds, but some porter, stout and ale brews have much higher levels.

Still, the level of the compound in beer is generally considered too low to have any significant preventive effect.

I beg to differ, sir. I bet a cumulative effect of several of these a week, over the course of a year, would reduce chances of cancer. Your liver likely won't appreciate it, and the anti-cancer effects may be very slight, but it'll still taste good, right?

So tonight, after work and class, I will do my duty to my body and consume a hoppy, hoppy glass or three.