Beer constituents as potential cancer chemopreventive agents.

@article{Gerhuser2005BeerCA,
  title={Beer constituents as potential cancer chemopreventive agents.},
  author={Clarissa Gerh{\"a}user},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 13},
  pages={
          1941-54
        }
}
Beer is a complex alcoholic beverage made from barley (malt), hop, water and yeast. Phenolic constituents of beer are derived from malt (70-80%) and hop (20-30%). Structural classes include simple phenols, benzoic- and cinnamic acid derivatives, coumarins, catechins, di-, tri- and oligomeric proanthocyanidins, (prenylated) chalcones and flavonoids as well as alpha- and iso-alpha-acids derived from hop. Compounds belonging to different structural classes have distinct profiles of biological… CONTINUE READING
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