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Beer can make you smarter ???

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by cjvfr, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. The last thing hedonists participating in Oktoberfest this week need to hear is that beer can make you smarter. While that’s not true—as far as we know—new research suggests that a certain compound found in one of the main ingredients of beer can actually improve cognitive function.

    Researchers at Oregon State University discovered that doses of xanthohumol, a flavonoid found in hops, improved memory and thinking in a lucky group of mice. Flavonoids are a class of compounds present in plants, known to have numerous health benefits. Last year, researchers discovered that a flavonoid found in celery and artichokes could potentially fight pancreatic cancer.

  2. Long known fact that drinking makes you smarter.

    After a few drinks, I know fricken everything!
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  3. As Cliff Klavin explained in "Cheers", beer makes you smarter like this: In the wild due to natural selection, wild Buffolo are attacked by lions and it's the slowest and weakest buffolo that get taken, thereby eliminating the genes of the weaker animals and the heard gets stronger for it. Beer acts on brain cells the same way. It's the slowest and weakest brain cells that get destroyed by beer, so the stronger and quicker brain cells survive. In the same way, beer makes you smarter.
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  4. Nah, just makes you fat and piss a lot.
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  6. Beer makes me sexy