News Isohumulous ( Bitterness acid found in hops ) may reduce chances of obesity and diabetes!

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  1. AmitC

    AmitC Crusader (714) Sep 21, 2012 New York

    That is one more reason for me to drink my favorite style.
  2. Cerveza

    Cerveza Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 California

    Yeah..... that's the only reason why I drink.
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  3. JSaint

    JSaint Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2010 Wisconsin

    Now this is means for a SN Celebration. Ha!
  4. borderican

    borderican Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 California
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    Doctor says this therefore it must be true []-[]
  5. beerloserLI

    beerloserLI Defender (616) Apr 2, 2011 New York
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    Hows the whole liver problem thing coming along?
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  6. TheBishopco

    TheBishopco Devotee (451) Feb 4, 2011 Tennessee
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    So why am I still developing a beer belly? :rolling_eyes:
  7. PaulQuinn

    PaulQuinn Initiate (174) May 27, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    It's the snacks you eat along with the beer, not the beer itself :wink:
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  8. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    So the acid from the hops does wonders, but what about all the calories that are needed to intake these in beer form? Seems that if taken as a supplement vs beer it would have more positive affects. More research is needed I am sure, but it seems a little far fetched that, beer = weight loss. Interesting article nonetheless. I hope to hear more from this research as time goes on.
  9. equi1ibrium

    equi1ibrium Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    This doesnt concern obesity, but I just bought Tom's deodorant to try it out and low and behold it contains Humulus lupulus, aka HOPS.

    From the web site;

    Unpleasant odor is caused by skin bacteria when we sweat. The “bitter principles” that help hops to preserve beer also, it turns out, fight odor. Our research team has shown that our hops extract inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria (J Cosmet Dermatol. 2009, 8: 197-204). Hops acts by causing leakage in the bacterial cell membrane, which impairs bacterial function and therefore prevents odor formation. In addition, our special combination of hops and chamomile CO2 extracts used in the Natural Sensitive Deodorant Sticks has been tested in a clinical study for its soothing properties. We use hops in our Natural Original Deodorant Sticks, our Natural Sensitive Deodorant Sticks and our Natural Long-Lasting Deodorant Sticks
  10. MinorThreat

    MinorThreat Devotee (488) Apr 7, 2008 Nebraska
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    Wait...what? Reduced chances of obesity and body odor control. I'm doing something wrong here......
  11. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,263) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

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  12. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (845) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Not enough beer, obviously.
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  13. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,523) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Meth produces faster weight loss results.
  14. parris

    parris Zealot (519) Jan 18, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I'm going to referring to double IPAs as diet beer.
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  15. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,377) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I have noticed that I have started drinking much since I got into craft beer this year and I have not had the typical weight gain as I have had in the past once October comes around.
  16. MaineMike

    MaineMike Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2011 Maine

    So at what point does an IPA's ability to fight obesity begin to fade? I wonder if Pliny is more or less effective at preventing obesity than Heady. Then there's the whole "drinking form the can" debate...
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  17. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    DIPA = Diet Beer?
  18. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (719) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    This actually is true, to an extent. Bar snacks tend to be calorie dense carbs or fat, and when you're drinking, it's very easy to lose a feel for when you are 'full'. And while your body is busy burning off the beer, it just can't handle all those extra calories from the snacks. To look at it another way - a single handful of nuts or pretzels might have just as many (or more) calories than the beer you are drinking.
  19. Mavajo

    Mavajo Zealot (572) Feb 10, 2007 Georgia

    So that's why I keep gaining weight. Not drinking enough DIPAs.
  20. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    Diet IPA
  21. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (3,013) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Well, they're saying the isohumulones are causing the weight loss, but they aren't taking into consideration the fact that the isohumulones are in beer, which has calories and alcohol. So it's like drinking Diet Coke and eating a cheeseburger with fries: You're not kidding anyone but yourself.
    Maybe there's a compound in beer, that, when isolated, seems to demonstrate a beneficial effect in mice, but the beer we're drinking tonight is definitely not staving off diabetes or weight gain.
    Some folks have to cut back on drinking beer precisely because it can directly contribute to health issues like weight gain and diabetes.

    Sorry for the sour grapes, but let's not kid ourselves, eh? Just make sure the beer you drink is worth the death you will suffer...

  22. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    start chewing hops instead of gum.
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  23. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    the study is about hops not beer. I wasn't suggesting drinking more beer promotes good health, i'm saying incorperating hops into your diet if at all possible may have some positive results.
  24. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    yes im aware of the typo.
  25. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,263) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Humulone has to isomorized to isohumulone by high temperature and time at the temp. That is why the bittering hops that result in the isohumulone in beer at put in the boil for 60 minutes or more. You will get isohumulone at lower temperature (as long as >180F or so) and time, but the amount produced drops off dramitacally.

    Eating raw hops would rather be like wearing a hair shirt. Edit - they taste bad.
  26. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    i actually really like chewing on hop pellets, but that's just me i guess haha
  27. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Crusader (736) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    This is great news but I do have a question:
    When will the thread start about breweries needing to put this info on their labels?
  28. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,287) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    Yep, I'd like to try it.
  29. lester619

    lester619 Zealot (507) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin
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    So all I have to do is drink a bunch of 300 calorie beers and I will never have to worry about being obese. This is great news!
  30. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,122) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I had hops blended into vanilla ice cream and it was horrible. I will stick to getting my hop doses via beer.
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