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Beer: Good for What Ales You? (Japan)

A report from Japan suggests that beer may protect against certain carcinogens that are produced when food is cooked. Scientists tested 24 different beers, including lagers, stouts, ales, and one nonalcoholic beer, as well as Japanese sake, red and white wines, whisky and brandy.

All but the whisky and nonalcoholic beer had cancer-fighting effects. Stouts were listed as most effective (Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Jan. 1999)

Date Published: 08/31/2002
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