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Hops (Humulus lupulus)
News & Research:
Hops (Humulus lupulus L.) - M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
compound may prevent prostate cancer - Science Daily, 12/9/09 -
"xanthohumol blocks the action of estrogen by
binding to its receptor, which may lead to prevention of breast cancer ...
Since testosterone receptors act similarly to that of estrogen -- by
binding, then stimulating hormone-dependent effects, such as gene expression
and cell growth ... Xanthohumol prevented the receptor from translocating to
the cell nucleus, thus inhibiting its potential to stimulate the secretion
of PSA and other hormone-dependent effects"
ingredient may fight prostate cancer - USA Today, 6/12/06 -
"the ingredient is present in such small amounts
that a person would have to drink more than 17 beers to benefit ... the compound
xanthohumol, found in hops, inhibits a specific protein in the cells along the
surface of the prostate gland"
Anti-cancer Compound In Beer Gaining Interest - Science Daily, 11/25/05
Delight: Beer May Fight Disease - ABC News, 11/11/05
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