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Good news for the weekend! Vitamin in beer makes you stronger

on 08/06/12 at 2:26 pm


Beer may contain a vitamin, which can help fight obesity and improve muscle strength, according to scientists.

According to the researchers, the ‘miracle molecule’, which has been found in milk may also be present in beer and some other foods, has no side effects and could even lengthen lifespan.

The problem is that the molecule, called nicotinamide riboside (NR), is extremely small, difficult to find and very expensive to synthesise.

Johnan Auwerx, head of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale in Lausanne, Switzerland, said experiments using mice uncovered the molecule’s potential.

“NR appears to play a role in preventing obesity,” the Daily Mail quoted Auwerx as saying.