Marinating BBQ meat with beer may reduce cancer risk

Study finds beer might help to mop up dangerous molecules.
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01.Antioxidants in dark beer may reduce free radicals in meat


There has been a lot of chatter over the years about the link between barbecued meat and colon cancer, but now researchers suggest that marinating meat with beer could reduce cancer risk.

Grilling meat forms molecules called free radicals which can damage DNA, however experiments at led by Isabel Ferreira of the University of Porto in Portugal show that coating the meat in the antioxidants found in beer may soak up the free radicals.

Experiments revealed that while light beer reduced free-radical levels by around 13%, black beer averaged a reduction of more than 50%, a result that will warm the cockles of many a meat lover's heart.



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