Who would have thought that beer would turn out to be a prevention drug, especially in large amounts? Probably no one who regularly consumed it but this is why we have scientists to help us learn about these things.

They found that one of the beer’s ingredients could be helpful in prostate cancer prevention. The compound called xanthohumol is found in hops and may protect against cancer cells that can develop in the prostate gland. The only problem is that this ingredient is present in such small amounts that it would take over 17 beers to see any benefits. I am sure it is the amount many wouldn’t mind at all.

The researchers are working on concentrating the compound in larger amounts in food supplements or in beer in order to help fight the risk of prostate gland cancer.