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Hurray! My favorite IPA is now strictly medicinal!

January 18th, 2010

Just in case you were knocking about looking for another excuse to raise a pint glass of delicious Oregon IPA, now you have it. Researchers in Germany have found that beer has very strong anti-cancer properties. They have linked these cancer-fighting abilities to naturally occurring compounds found in hops that seem to protect against both breast and prostate cancer.Researchers found that the hoppier beers, styles like IPA, offer the most benefits per glass and hope this discovery might lead to new ways to fight and cure these disease. These new treatments will be years in development, so in the meantime: Prost! To health!

Read the original Daily Mail article at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1243754/Why-beer-latest-hope-fight-cancer.html