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January 29, 2008 1:30 PM

Fill It Up Again!

Good news for all you beer drinkers out there -- those weekend binge-sessions may actually be fighting cancer. No, seriously:

Researchers in Germany say that a cancer-fighting substance found in hops could be enhanced to brew a special anti-cancer beer.

The preliminary studies indicate xanthohumol, found in hops, inhibits a family of enzymes that can trigger the cancer process, as well as help the body detoxify carcinogens, according to the science newswire Ivanhoe.

However, don't rush out to pick up a keg just yet.

The German researchers warn that it would take 60 regular beers to equal the amount of xanthohumol researchers are able to brew in this one beer.

That's why scientists are now working on ways to give all beers higher levels of Xanthohumol, and even find ways to add it to other foods, like chocolate.

God bless you, scientists.

Somewhere, Briggs' liver smiles, knowing there is still hope.

(Thanks to Wizard of Odds)

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