New Study Shows Beer Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

Beer Loss

We have a lot of food and drinks that we love. Beer, pizzas, burgers, cheese and the list goes on. But the only one we have deemed appropriate enough to blame a chubby part of our body is beer. Yes, you hasn’t used the excuse, “I don’t want a beer belly” while trying to stay away from beer

Well, you might not have to worry about that anymore. In fact, beer might even have the opposite impact. A new study published in the Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics shows that xanthohumol, a flavonoid found in hops and beer, “significantly improved some of the underlying markers of metabolic syndrome in laboratory animals and also reduced weight gain.” 

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What does that mean? 

Metabolic syndrome is a mix of obesity, high cholesterol and elevated glucose that are linked to cardiovascular diseases. Basically, you shouldn’t have it. 

In the study, scientists fed lab mice a high-fat diet along with varying levels of xanthohumol. All the mice gained weight while bingeing, but those also consuming xanthohumol gained 22% less weight.

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“This is the first time we’ve seen one compound with the potential to address so many health problems,” said Cristobal Miranda, a research assistant professor at OSU and lead author of the study. “After further study, this might provide an effective treatment for metabolic syndrome at a very low cost.”

Let’s all take a minute to bow down to beer, shall we?

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