Sunday, July 02, 2006

Functional beer for menopausal women

Czech Republic's national per capita beer consumption is the world's largest. Recently scientists at the country's Research Institute for Brewing and Malting have created a non-alcoholic beer with 10 times the normal amount of the hormone phytoestrogen that they hope will help menopausal women keep their hormone levels up, thus easing the transition into post-reproductive life. The new drink is considered a breakthrough in the thriving field of "functional beer".

6 comments:

Presents of Mind said...

I saw this article in nutraingredients.com, too, and got quite a chuckle. Can you see 5 fiftysomething women striding into a bar, ordering a round of "Menopausal Beer, and keep'em coming, bartender!" A Nonalcoholic beer for menopausal women doesn't have "good idea" stamped all over it for me...I'd rather take standardized phytoestrogens in a pill, and wash it down with cheap red wine...Like your article selection, and your emphasis on prevention.

Jen said...

I have a major problem with emotions due to menstruation, perhaps I need to try that beer.

Sorry I mentioned my menstruation in your blog.

catita said...

hummm. very interesting

wilsford said...

serve me up summathatstuff. although i will never wave my hand in front of my face and loudly ask "is it hot in here or is it just me?" i do admit to experiencing the entirely new (for me) and very strange sensation of being way, way too warm.

but why in the world would you want to take away the alcohol? 8-)

lil' E said...

Haha, no kidding. Everyone would be a lot happier 'loaded'. Why take out the juice?! Great blog, btw.

Ruby in Bury said...

If they can make one with the alcohol left in, I'll try it ;-)