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Beer is usually associated with the dreaded beer belly, and certainly not with losing weight, but according to a new study, a property contained in beer can actually burn fat!

 

Experts in the University of Oregon found that xanthohumol, a flavonoid found in hops proved effective in burning fat, lowering cholesterol reducing blood sugar levels when tested on mice.

 

We know what you’re probably thinking – see you later, if you’re looking for me I’ll be in the pub – but we can’t get too excited because to get the benefit of the flavonoid we would have to down a WHOPPING 3,500 pints of beer a day. (We know what you’re probably thinking – see you later, if you’re looking for me I’ll be in the pub.)

 

 

The mice were fed a high fat diet, but those who were given xanthohumol gained 22% less fat.

 

And as well as this, those who were given the largest quantity of the flavonoid cut cholesterol by 80% and insulin levels by 42%

 

Now researchers say there is a possibility to create a supplement for humans.

 

“This is the first time we’ve seen one compound with the potential to address so many health problems,” Researcher Cristobal Miranda said. “These were very dramatic improvements.”

 

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