Cold and Frosty: Cancer-Fighting Beer to Use Resveratrol
By Gene Byrd
Oct 28, 2008
A group of researchers are developing a beer that could reduce the risk of cancer. Researchers at Rice University are trying to genetically engineer some brewing yeast in order to create beer loaded with resveratrol. Hops talk reports that "Resveratrol is getting a lot of press lately. It is the miracle compound that apparently allows the French to enjoy a cuisine loaded with saturated fats and yet avoid heart disease. Its cancer-fighting properties have also been documented."
The researchers consist of six under grads from Rice University and they are working on genetically budding in resveratrol, which is an antibiotic that is a natural component of Grapes, into the ingredients that make up Beer.
The Cancer-fighting and anti-ageing properties that Red Wine gets are through the presence of Resveratrol. The team believes that producing Beer with higher and more consistent concentrations of Resveratrol will create a frosty adult beverage with even better preventive powers.
According to Fox News, researchers hope the beer will have higher and more consistent concentrations of the cancer-fighting chemical because it won't be dependent on such factors as grape quality and growing conditions.
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