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How hops can help to reduce breast cancer risk

Hops, or rather a chemical extract from the plant, appears to act upon estrogen metabolism, one of the processes in the development of breast cancer. This has been the subject of new research.

Tackling blood sugar and cholesterol with hop compound

A chemical substance derived from hops appears to be effective at lowering cholesterol and re-balancing blood sugar levels. The overall effect also controls weight gain.

Green Thumbs Up: Key beer ingredient threatened by climate change

Beer-lovers will tell you the key ingredient in beer is hops. But climate change is becoming a threat to the production of this important ingredient, says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Op-Ed: Hops History event displays that San Francisco is a beer town Special

San Francisco - For centuries beer has been the beverage of the people and it comes as little surprise that for most of the 19th and well into the 20th Century, America was one of the largest producers of beer.

Beer Drinkers, Beware of Climate Change

What will it take to bring about real action on climate change? Could losing your favorite beer be the calalyst for change?

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Hop flower in a hop yard in the Hallertau  Germany.
Hop flower in a hop yard in the Hallertau, Germany.

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