Yah! 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!