Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > 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: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Fitness 4 reasons your muscles are cramping up Parenting Things you shouldn't say to someone who stutters Sex This is exactly how long the sex ‘afterglow’ lasts, according to science Sex The 10 worst things that could happen to your penis Sex This is how having sex actually makes your brain smarter Fitness Sex, love and bicycles From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.