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Beer, an Anticancer Potion?

Reference #: 166
Submit Date: 10 Jun 2002
Browse Category: cancer
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Treatment used: stout beer
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Country of Remedy: USA
Remedy Source: www.newsoftheweird.com by Chuck Shepard
More Links about this Remedy: http://www.nycbeer.org/special/hopshealth1.html
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from news of the weird by Chuck Shepard:



"In a scholarly paper delivered at conferences in Japan, and the US in March

and April, Japanese researchers from Okayama University and Japan's

National Cancer Center announced that beer inhibited liver, prostrate, colon,

and rectal cancers in rats by as much as 50%.



Professor Sakae Arimoto said beer works on pre-cancers by controlling heterocyclic amines and that

unlike other cancer-inhibiting foods (such asa spinach and brocccoli), only small

amounts need be consumed to acquire the beneficial effects."











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source: http://www.nycbeer.org/special/hopshealth1.html



Want to Lower Cancer Risk? Try Beer With Steak

Beer, an Anticancer Potion?

By Willam Loob



An apple a day, according to folk wisdom, can keep the physician from knocking on your door. Now, according

to a team of cancer researchers in Japan, a pint of beer with the grilled steak might not be such a bad idea

either.



The results of a study conducted by investigators at Okayama University offers some evidence that beer might

actually help counteract the carcinogenic effects of a class of compounds found in cooked food. Specifically

the study looked at the effects of beer on the mutations caused by these compounds that are the first steps

in changing healthy cells into cancerous ones. The results were published in the January 1999 issue of the

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.



The researchers examined the effectiveness of 24 different beers in thwarting mutations associated with

several types of heterocyclic amines produced when heat is applied to food. Foods containing proteins

produce especially high levels of the compounds, and their connection to tumor-forming processes were first

reported more than a decade ago. The beers tested came from around the world, and included 17 lagers, four

stouts, two ales and one nonalcoholic brew. Interestingly, the researchers found that the stouts

demonstrated the most dramatic effects in inhibiting the cancer-related mutations, while the nonalcoholic

beer and one of the lagers showed no such effects.



The findings in this study help reinforce the idea that hops may have anticancer properties, as reported by

others. In a 1995 study, conducted by another group Japanese researchers, experiments demonstrated that the

flavonoids in hops (the yellow pigments in the blossoms) inhibit an inflammatory reaction in human skin

tumor

cells. Another study by investigators at Oregon State University in 1998 also showed that the flavonoids

were

toxic to certain cancerous human cells, though they were tolerated well by normal, noncancerous cells from

the same types of human tissues.



Analysis of the data gathered in the most recent study suggest, however, that a more complex reaction must

be

at work. Laboratory assays of Salmonella bacteria cultures were used to determine the ability of beer, wine,

sake and various distilled spirits to prevent the mutations. Solutions of hop extracts that do not contain

other compounds found in beer were also tested. In an ancillary set of experiments, the researchers fed one

of the heterocyclic amine species to mice along with nonvolatile compounds obtained from beer, then measured

the formation of DNA adducts in the livers of the mice.



Some of the compounds from the hops did inhibit mutations, the investigators report, but the results could

not be explained entirely by looking at individual compounds. They conclude that other, yet-unidentified

compounds in beer must account for part of the antimutagenic effects observed in the experiments.







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Commercial beer wastes a lot of water in its production. Home brew beer

or mini-breweries use a lot less water in their production and hence more

eco-friendly.



To make a barrel of commercial beer requires 1,249 gallons of water. This

makes 31 gallons of beer. Or, 258 twelve ounce bottles of beer to each beer

barrel. Or, every twelve oz bottle uses 4.84 gallons water/bottle.



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beer goggles...



The Dutch Nutrition and Food Research Institute studied 111 men

and concluded that beer contains vitamin B6,

which prevents the build up the chemical homocysteine, believed

to be one of factors in heart disease. Wine

and spirits did not have this effect to the same extent, they said.



Excuse to drink beer on dates: Beauty is in the eye of the beer

holder, according to the research by Scottish psychologist Barry

Jones.



In a study involving 80 Glasgow University students, he found men

and women who had consumed a moderate amount of alcohol found the

faces of the opposite sex 25 percent more attractive than their sober

counterparts.



While the "beer goggles" concept is hardly a surprise to any drinker,

it's nice to back that up with scientific research

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