Can it be true – can we drink beer to ward off Alzheimer’s disease?
An ingredient in beer hops, xanthohumol (also known as Xn) has been shown to protect the brains of mice from cell damage according to a report by Dr. Jianguo Fang in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Fang said that Xn was shown to not only fight free radicals but to jump-start signaling and protect cells from neurotoxicity.
The report states that one way to get the benefits of Xn is to ingest a daily intake of products containing Xn, such as beer.
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