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Compound in Hops, Beer Found to Stop Tumor Growth

by Alberta Rager
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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.

 

This article was published on Wednesday May 13, 2009.
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