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A new study by the University of Illinois at Chicago reveals that drinking beer could help prevent breast cancer in women. The study shows that hops may activate chemicals that prevent tumors from developing. One of the ingredients in hops increases the rate of estrogen metabolism.

Researcher Judy Bolton tells the paper: “We need to further explore this possibility, but our results suggest that 6-PN could have anti-cancer effects.”