Your Health: Aug. 28, 2000

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THIS ONE'S FOR YOU Nobody is saying drinking beer will cure what ails you, but surprisingly, researchers have discovered that the hops in beer contain potent antioxidants known as flavonoids. These free-radical fighters were already known to be present in red wine, but it seems beer might be an even better source. Alas, achieving maximum health benefits would require a bit more chugging than most folks would like--up to hundreds of pints daily. The solution? Researchers hope ultimately to capture the brew's benefits in a pill.

GLOWING GRAY MATTER Having the Alzheimer's gene takes its toll--even when the...

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