Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Beer Boosts Brain Power?

Xanthohumol is a flavor component of beer, one of many added to beer by hops.  According to a 2014 study in the journal Behavioral Brain Research, Mice given an incredibly high dose of the compound (equivalent to drinking over 500 gallons) showed cognitive improvement.  The researchers hope that one day they'll be able to use xanthohumol to reduce the cognitive impairment that comes with aging.

I'll need that pill when they come out with one, because I would never been able to drink enough hoppy beer to gain anything from it... 

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