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Key ingredient in beer may help treat the common cold (humulone)
Yahoo! News ^ | 12/11/12 | Eric Pfeiffer -The Sideshow

Posted on 12/11/2012 1:41:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge

Got a cold? Treat yourself to a cold one.

A new study, reports Agence France-Presse, suggests that a chemical compound in beer can help the human body fight the virus behind the common cold.

Of course, there are some important caveats. First, the study was conducted and published by Sapporo Breweries, a Japanese beer manufacturer, through its Sapporo Medical University. And secondly, an adult would have to drink about 30 cans of beer to get enough humulone, the compound said to have anti-viral properties.

The humulone found in hops, one of beer's three main ingredients, gives the alcoholic drink its signature bitter taste.

Still, if the research holds up under scrutiny, the extraction of humulone could have potential medical benefits. As AFP reports, scientists at the university said the compound was effective in curbing the respiratory syncytial virus.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: beer; cold; commoncold; ingredient; sapporo
I'm unable to confirm this latest development however personal experience says, ya never know. It's a Japanese study, btw, so .. nice marketing angle , you must admit.
1 posted on 12/11/2012 1:41:03 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Reminder to print article for the next cold.


2 posted on 12/11/2012 1:46:16 PM PST by ALPAPilot
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To: NormsRevenge

and beer has food value, but food has absolutely NO beer value!


3 posted on 12/11/2012 1:47:26 PM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: NormsRevenge
Beer can also cure ugliness.

At least temporarily.

4 posted on 12/11/2012 1:50:37 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: NormsRevenge

“...30 cans of beer to get enough humulone”

I have no doubts that with this amount a cold would be a distant memory, although another orifice may be prone to pick up the runny part.


5 posted on 12/11/2012 1:51:13 PM PST by WinMod70
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To: NormsRevenge
And secondly, an adult would have to drink about 30 cans of beer to get enough humulone, the compound said to have anti-viral properties.

I'll take that as a personal challenge!

6 posted on 12/11/2012 1:51:55 PM PST by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com/forums)
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To: NormsRevenge
a chemical compound in beer can help the human body fight the virus behind the common cold.

No wonder I never had a cold when I was in college.

7 posted on 12/11/2012 1:51:59 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: NormsRevenge
an adult would have to drink about 30 cans of beer to get enough humulone

And your point is???

8 posted on 12/11/2012 1:52:13 PM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hops tea is a centuries old treatment for colds. It was used in Europe before Christopher Columbus found America.


9 posted on 12/11/2012 1:57:13 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: NormsRevenge

You just need to drink an Imperial IPA and you will get a lot of humulone. Remember, hops are a preservative. It’s why the British put all the hops in the beer they shipped to India and thus IPA = India Pale Ale.

On a separate note... the Japanese and Budweiser can keep all their rice beer. Rice when added as an adjunct contributes to different phenolic compounds that always give me a headache!


10 posted on 12/11/2012 1:59:35 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: NormsRevenge

24 hours in a day, 24 bottles of beer in a case. coincidence.... I don’t think so!!!


11 posted on 12/11/2012 2:01:38 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: rochester_veteran

30 cans? What’s the problem?


12 posted on 12/11/2012 2:02:42 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: SIDENET

How much would it take to cure Helen Thomas level ugliness? I think one would die of alcohol poisoning even with low alcohol content beer before you ever got to that point.


13 posted on 12/11/2012 2:04:42 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SIDENET
Beer can also cure ugliness. At least temporarily.

Unfortunately, it only cures ugliness in other people, providing they are female.

14 posted on 12/11/2012 2:07:43 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“And secondly, an adult would have to drink about 30 cans of beer to get enough humulone, the compound said to have anti-viral properties.”

So, what’s the downside here?


15 posted on 12/11/2012 2:19:01 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Vigilanteman

For that particular problem, beer is not going to do it, that’s when you need whiskey.


16 posted on 12/11/2012 2:21:10 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: TigersEye

Christopher Columbus didn’t “find” America. There is ample evidence that the Vikings and Chinese were here many hundreds of years earlier.


17 posted on 12/11/2012 2:21:40 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: clee1

Thank you, Mr. Literal.


18 posted on 12/11/2012 2:31:27 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: NormsRevenge
may help treat the common cold (humulone)

Sounds like something Hillary! would like very much.

19 posted on 12/11/2012 2:31:51 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: NormsRevenge
Guinness for strength cold relief!
20 posted on 12/11/2012 2:33:24 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: clee1
America was discovered in 986 by Bjarni Herjolfsson who didn't bother to land (he was on his way to Greenland and could tell that the land he saw was not Greenland).

I don't know if it has ever been proven that the Chinese ever reached America, but there seems to be evidence for some Polynesians reaching the western coast of South America.

21 posted on 12/11/2012 2:43:11 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: WinMod70

Here in Canada 15 beers will do it. 10 if it’s Creemore Pilsner.


22 posted on 12/11/2012 2:43:12 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Boogieman

Just chug the entire bottle of Everclear


23 posted on 12/11/2012 2:45:36 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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chug the entire bottle of Everclear

That will have you looking like Helen!

24 posted on 12/11/2012 3:01:46 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: NormsRevenge

“suggests that a chemical compound in beer can help the human body fight the virus behind the common cold.”

No it doesn’t. Believe me. I would know.


25 posted on 12/11/2012 5:08:21 PM PST by Dartman
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To: NormsRevenge

“an adult would have to drink about 30 cans of beer to get enough humulone, the compound said to have anti-viral properties.”

That seems fair. :-)


26 posted on 12/11/2012 5:42:41 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Vigilanteman
How much would it take to cure Helen Thomas level ugliness?

Even beer has its limits.

27 posted on 12/11/2012 6:44:41 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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