March 12, 2005

Beer Can Save Your Life, But Is It Worth It?

Grilling meat produces carcinogens; I think we all knew that. But it looks like beer can mitigate the risk:

Like your meat well done—perhaps with a slightly charred flavor? Then have a beer. The reason: A new study shows that, at least in mice, beer limits the DNA damage triggered by exposure to the carcinogens that form in overcooked meat.
But there's a catch:
Researchers at Okayama University administered locally purchased beer—minus its alcohol—to the rodents. Alcohol was excluded because it alone can be carcinogenic. Some mice got the nonalcoholic beer in place of drinking water. Others got solids extracted from the beer, added to their chow.

Non-alcoholic beer.

Huh.

I guess it's cancer, then.

Posted by Chris at March 12, 2005 10:14 PM

Category: General Weirdness
Comments

Come on, there's always meth...

Posted by: chess h at March 12, 2005 11:13 PM

Yeah, but crank gives me the wind something awful. I think I'll stick to beer and take my chances.

Posted by: Chris of Dangerous Logic at March 16, 2005 08:46 AM

Everything is a catch-22.

Posted by: Sam at March 31, 2005 08:20 PM