Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Beer Makes for Healthy Bedfellows

B-Daddy here. We may have found the real reason that our man on the masthead was having beers with that demographic. H/T to HotAir for the following headline:

Beer could be the new weapon against cancer

Tests showed that the ingredient, xanthohumol, blocked a biological pathway that allows prostate cancer to be fuelled by the male hormone testosterone.

The disease is commonly treated with drugs that act in a similar way.

Xanthohumol is a powerful antioxidant derived from hops. It belongs to a family of chemicals called flavonoids found in fruits and vegetables that are known to have anti-cancer properties.
Apparently Dean's taste for hopped up beers has it's benefits.


Dean said...

Better to be healthy than strange.

flavonoid... quite possibly the coolest word in the English language.

Seriously... flavonoid?

So awesome.

Road Dawg said...

I went to because I would challenge this in quiddler or scrabble.

Science Dictionary
flavonoid (flā'və-noid') Pronunciation Key
Any of a large group of water-soluble plant pigments that are beneficial to health. Flavonoids are polyphenols and have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. They also help to maintain the health of small blood vessels and connective tissue, and some are under study as possible treatments of cancer. Also called bioflavonoid.

I suggest you go to and listen to the pronounciation...even more cool.