Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you happy in your job? > Health-in-Motion 07 June 2016 A glass of beer could reduce weight gain and lower cholesterol Drinking a glass of lager on a regular basis is bad for your waistline, right? It turns out that a chemical found in hops and beer might actually reduce weight gain and lower cholesterol. The magic ingredient, a flavonoid called xanthohumol, appears to improve metabolic syndrome in laboratory mice. Before you embark on a beer diet, however, it’s important to mention that you’d have to consume 3,500 pints a day to get the correct dose, so it’s probably best to wait for xanthohumol dietary supplements to become available instead. 0 More in Newsletters Everyone needs a good eight hours of sleep per night, right? More: Daily Dose: Are you happy in your job?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news News SURVEY: Are you happy in your job? Medical Statins aren't the only way to lower cholesterol Medical 'Spare tyre' worse for your heart than 'love handles' Medical SEE: 6 questions about rabies answered Medical Foetal alcohol syndrome is preventable, but not reversible Medical 'Listen to your gut' to help prevent colon cancer From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.