Professor Quippy: Cure for Prostate Cancer is Beer!

Professor QuippyYah! Finally a good news study! Beer can help prevent prostate cancer.

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a compound found in hops that can inhibit a protein in the cells of the prostate gland, which can cause cancer.

The only “down side” — as the researchers are calling it — is that you would have to drink a lot of beer to achieve the prophylactic effect. Seventeen beers! (Or, a “night out”, as they call it in Ireland.)

Now, if only some researchers would hurry up and discover that watching young strippers shake their booty prevents Alzheimer’s in gents of a certain age and that eating seven or eight bags of potato chips actually makes you more virile, then we’d have something!

Beer cure

2 thoughts on “Professor Quippy: Cure for Prostate Cancer is Beer!

  1. “Now, if only some researchers would hurry up and discover that watching young strippers shake their booty prevents Alzheimer’s in gents of a certain age”
    Well. apparently this has already been proved! http://www.tech-sol.net/humor/true31.htm

    Sadly, while looking up that link for this post, I found this which says it’s a hoax:
    http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/weekly/aa072600a.htm

    However, I have–on occasion–no problem with believing a hoax and living in denial. :)