Worker 11811 Posted June 14, 2006 Share Posted June 14, 2006 (edited) >>> Link to Article @ msnbc.msn.com Yes! It has been scientifically proven! An ingredient in beer keeps away cancer! We already know that lycopene found in tomatos keeps cancer away. So, according to the article, beer and pizza are now health food!! Quote from article: 17 beers a day keep prostate cancer away Theoretically, anyway, especially when taken with pizza with tomato sauce PORTLAND, Ore. - For many men, a finding by Oregon researchers sounds too good to be true: An ingredient in beer seems to help prevent prostate cancer, at least in lab experiments. The trouble is you'd theoretically have to drink about 17 beers a day for any potential benefit. And no one's advising that. Researchers at Oregon State University say that the compound xanthohumol, found in hops, inhibits a protein in the cells along the surface of the prostate gland. The protein acts like a switch that turns on a variety cancers, including prostate cancer. Story continues below ↓ advertisement Dr. Richard N. Atkins, CEO of the National Prostate Cancer Coalition, said the experiments are encouraging and "perhaps men could take it in pill form someday." He noted that lycopene, an ingredient in tomatoes, and thus also in tomato sauce, has previously been linked to prostate cancer prevention. "It's every man's dream to hear that beer and pizza can prevent cancer," he said. "However, the 17 beers and four large pizzas needed to get enough xanthohumol and lycopene to help prevent prostate cancer is unfortunately not advised." Atkins noted that drinking 17 beers a day can lead to alcoholism and cirrhosis of the liver, and overdoing it on pizza can lead to obesity and other health problems. "Food, no matter how helpful it may be, is not a full preventive for prostate cancer," he said. Edited June 14, 2006 by Guest Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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