Good news for those beer drinkers- an ingredient in hops may stave off bacteria that causes pneumonia and other illnesses according to a study by Sapporo, a beer maker in Japan.
From the DC here:
Consuming large quantities of a key ingredient in beer can protect against winter sniffles and even some serious illnesses in small children, a Japanese brewery said citing a scientific study.
A chemical compound in hops, the plant brewers use to give beer its bitter taste, provides an effective guard against a virus that can cause severe forms of pneumonia and bronchitis in youngsters, Sapporo Breweries said Wednesday.
In research with scientists at Sapporo Medical University, the compound — humulone — was found to be effective in curbing the respiratory syncytial (RS) virus.
And I’m no doctor, but the women in this photo look VERY healthy to me.