Science! The Healing Power of Hops

Beer science!

Though my liver may strongly disagree, it appears that there’s something in beer that’s actually good for you. Via Inside Science,  a University of Washington researcher has found that humulones (molecules that come from delicious hops) may “have beneficial effects on diabetes, some forms of cancer, inflammation and perhaps even weight loss.” Fantastic. I’m going to load up on IPAs. Oh, wait…

The authors point out that while “excessive beer consumption cannot be recommended to propagate good health, isolated humulones and their derivatives can be prescribed with documented health benefits.”

I think I’ll still go with excessive beer consumption, thanks.