Want to prevent the flu? Apparently, beer is just what the doctor ordered.

A new study found that humulone — a compound found in hops — helps prevent commonplace respiratory cold symptoms.

But before you run off to your local bar for a therapeutic dose of humulone, it may be worth remembering that the average six-pack of beer contains roughly 106.5 ml of alcohol. At six times that amount, the side effects of the “medicine” may be worse than the illness it is meant to prevent.


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