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The Healthy Way to Drink… Drink Beer, That Is

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Red wine gets all the press, what with its anti-aging miracle compound. But what about that poor sod, the beer drinker? He’s left out in the cold to get a pot belly and enormous intestinal gas.

The genius kids at Rice University want to change that: They’re putting resveratrol, that red wine magic juice, into a brew they call BioBeer. Says one of the students working on the project:

“It’s not going to prevent you from getting a beer gut from drinking too much beer, or from getting cirrhosis of the liver,” says Taylor Stevenson, one of six undergraduates working on the project. “But people are already drinking beer, so why not make the activity a little healthier?”

Mmmmm. cirrhosis.

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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