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Beer Can Prevent Breast And Prostate Cancer

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Posted By: The Booze at 9:00 am

18 Jan 2010

Mail OnlineIt might be your preference to crack open a bottle of red wine at the end of a hard day but you may be better off pouring a pint.

Researchers at the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg have discovered that beer contains a powerful molecule that helps protect against breast and prostate cancers.

Found in hops, the substance called xanthohumol blocks the excessive action of testosterone and oestrogen. It also helps to prevent the release of a protein called PSA which encourages the spread of prostate cancer.

If this story isn’t “boozeworthy,” then I don’t know what is. Not only can beer save boobs, but our manhood as well. Being a pale, Irish male guarantees a couple things in life. #1: I am genetically engineered to consume large amounts of beer. #2: there’s a pretty good chance I will get cancer. With that 2nd fact in mind, it seemed only logical to live fast and die young by binge drinking whenever possible. This story gives me hope that with sunscreen and a heavy regimen of bud light I can beat the odds stacked against me. So between all the beer I drink and the time I spend massaging it, i figure my prostate will be just fine.

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