Disease-Fighting Beer?

If this is true, I may live forever!  New data shows that researchers are one step closer to crafting a beer that can actually help fight disease. The new findings were presented at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition for the American Chemical Society by scientists from the University of Idaho. Project leader, Kristopher Waynant, Ph.D., explained that they’re close to synthesizing healthful hops compounds in a lab. Specifically, scientists are studying specific compounds found in hops called humulones, which are alpha acids that have anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties, and lupulones, which are beta acids that are not well understood. Researchers hope to harness the healthful activities of the two to potentially improve consumer’s health. I’ll drink to that. (Fox)