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03.2008

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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BEER that BATTLES CANCER

Who would have thought of beer as a cancer fighter? Whether you prefer Schlitz or Chamay, drinking a cold beer just may hold the key to staving off some forms of cancer. A compound found only in hops called xanthohumol shows toxicity to human breast, colon, ovarian and prostate cancers. The compound inhibits a family of enzymes commonly known as cytochromes P45O that can activate the cancer process. Xanthohumol also induces activity in a “quinine [...] Read More »

A LITTLE WINE with YOUR WORKOUT?

A little exercise combined with a little alcohol may be the key to living a longer life, according to a new study published in the European Heart Journal. The study found people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol and are physically active have a lower risk of death from heart disease and other causes compared to people who don’t drink at all. In fact, the Danish researchers found people who neither drink nor exercise have [...] Read More »

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