Compound in Hops, Beer Found to Stop Tumor Growth
When it comes to health stories, advances and discoveries in cancer research are all the rage - and with good reason. Claiming 553,768 American lives in 2001, cancer placed just below heart disease with 700,142 lives. According to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a recent stream of articles have appeared in national news outlets regarding a chemical called xanthohumol, a tumor-inhibiting compound isolated from hops, otherwise known as Humulus lupus. Hops are one of the main ingredients in ales and other beers for flavoring and as a preservative.