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Same Hops in Beer Could Be Used to Make Drugs?

Posted: Jan. 31st, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

It is not a reason to drink more beer, but there is a benefit to be derived from an ingredient that goes into it.  The same hops that goes into making beer could be used in drugs to treat diabetes, reports Fox News

Actually, it is a substance that is derived from the hops, humulones, a bitter-tasting chemical compound found in hops, could be used to make drugs with health benefits. 

Potential new drugs could be used to treat diabetes, inflammation and some types of cancer, the researchers wrote in the study published this month in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition and funded by a Seattle pharmaceutical firm.

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