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Beer Hops Might Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

on 02/02/15 at 11:12 am


indexNew study shows hops has protective properties on brains.

Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that seems to strike innocent people out of nowhere. Any news of something that can help prevent it is good news, especially if the new preventative is something people want to consume anyway, like beer.

According to Foodbeast, a new study in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reports that a compound commonly found in hops has an antioxidant property that can help protect brain cells. Oxidation causes damage to brain cells, which can contribute to the development of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.