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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Beer May Have Anti-Virus Properties - Humulone in Hops

Beer May Have Anti-Virus Properties, According To Study Funded By Sapporo Breweries:

"Does beer have anti-virus powers? According to a new study funded by Japanese beer company Sapporo Breweries, a "key ingredient" found in the world's most popular alcoholic beverage may very well help stave off winter sniffles.

Researchers at Sapporo Medical University found that humulone, a chemical compound in hops, was effective against the respiratory syncytial (RS) virus, AFP reports. In addition, humulone was also found to have an anti-inflammatory effect, according to Sapporo's news release."

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