Sunday, June 25, 2006

Everything bad is good for you.

Recent study findings indicate that drinking beer may help prevent prostate cancer. It seems that hops contain a cancer-fighting agent called xanthohumol. The problem is that in order to get enough xanthohumol to see an effect, you'd have to drink seventeen pints of beer a day. That's damaged liver territory. Which would be a problem, if the scientific community hadn't also recently made the fortuitous discovery that coffee decreases the risk of cirrhosis of the liver --by twenty-two percent for each cup drunk daily! The equation ends up looking something like this: 17 beers + 5 cups of coffee = immortality. Thanks to Ferg for passing this along.


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