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Attention Men: Beer Could Prevent Prostate Cancer

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- One of the main ingredients in beer may help prevent prostate cancer, according to a new study by Oregon State University researchers.

But they say do not rush out to stock the refrigerator. That main ingredient is present in such small amounts that a person would have to drink more than 17 beers to gain any protection.

Researchers say the compound xanthohumol, found in hops, helps guard against cancer cells that can develop in the prostate gland. They hope they can concentrate the compound in a food supplement or increase its concentration in beer.

But more research is needed to see whether it is actually effective in preventing cancer.

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