Study finds beer has anti-virus powers (by Andy Young)

Posted: December 18, 2012 by wynmaker in Ale, Beer, Beer News, Research, World wine news
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According to a study, funded by Japanese brewing company Sapporo, consuming large quantities of a key ingredient in beer may help protect against winter sniffles.

 

Researchers at Sapporo Medical University found that humulone, a chemical compound found in hops, provides an effective guard against a virus that can cause severe forms of pneumonia and bronchitis in youngsters.

The study found that humulone was particularly effective in curbing the respiratory syncytical (RS) virus.

Jun Fuchimoto, a researcher from the Sapporo, told AFP: “The RS virus can cause serious… read on

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