Beer: The New Health Drink?

Researchers at Oregon State University say a key ingredient in beer helps prevent prostate enlargement and cancer. One problem: it takes 17 beers a day to achieve a proper dose. Meanwhile, the Germans have developed a beer with a concentrated version of the compound.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Finally, drinking yourself to death apparently offers a health benefit. Researchers at Oregon State University say a key ingredient in beer is good for you; it can help prevent prostate enlargement and cancer. The only problem is that to get a proper dose of the ingredient you have to drink 17 beers. Leave it to the Germans to fix this problem; they claim to have developed a beer that contains a concentrated version of the compound that can help.

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