Beer is good for you: study finds anti-virus powers

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    Beer is good for you: study finds anti-virus powers


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    TOKYO — Consuming large quantities of a key ingredient in beer can protect against winter sniffles and even some serious illnesses in small children, a Japanese brewery said citing a scientific study.
    A chemical compound in hops, the plant brewers use to give beer its bitter taste, provides an effective guard against a virus that can cause severe forms of pneumonia and bronchitis in youngsters, Sapporo Breweries said Wednesday.
    In research with scientists at Sapporo Medical University, the compound -- humulone -- was found to be effective in curbing the respiratory syncytial (RS) virus, said the company, which funded the study.
    "The RS virus can cause serious pneumonia and breathing difficulties for infants and toddlers, but no vaccination is available at the moment to contain it," said Jun Fuchimoto, a researcher from the company.
    The virus tends to spread in winter and can also cause cold-like symptoms in adults.
    Fuchimoto said such small quantities of humulone were present in beer that someone would have to drink around 30 cans, each of 350 millilitres (12 oz), for it to have any virus-fighting effect.
    "We are now studying the feasibility of applying humulone to food or non-alcoholic products," he said. "The challenge really is that the bitter taste is going to be difficult for children."
    The research also found that humulone alleviated inflammation caused by infection from the virus, the brewery said.
     
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    bud and but light aren't good for anybody. that's chilled piss, not beer.
     
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    Meth prevents the flu too.
     
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    I support this study :salute:
     
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    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    I'm telling you, when I was a heavy drinker / smoker, I never got sick. I quit both and got at least three colds and two viruses a year for five years.

    Started again two years ago and haven't been down more than a day or two. :jj:
     
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    from Tokyo?:uscratch:
     
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    Anti-Viral?
     
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    I knew all those 40 oz's would help me out.
     
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    Sapporo is great beer:cheer:
     
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    Beer is the greatest invention of all time!

    [video=youtube;PdwYjFnFoJU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdwYjFnFoJU[/video]

    :burp:
     
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    Malt liquor is a fertility drug. True story.
     
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    Ohhh, that kind of virus. Who cares?
     
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    Looking at all the baby daddies in the inner city, there's proof to back that up!
     
  14. Lou Skunt

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    :jj: :afro:
    It's either the malt liquor, KFC, or some combo of the two.
     
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    Beer is proof the good lord loves us.
     
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    I'm about 7 deep :beer:
     
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    Bleach kills bacteria. So if you have an eye infection, you know what to do.
     
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    Howard doesn't drink Beer. He thinks it's a drink for the poor non Heebs only to consume . . .
     
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    This is why I need to start making kosher wine. I can buy a $15 bottle and re-label it as kosher for .15 cents. Charge $26.50 and watch the Heeb money begin to flow. :evil: