Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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 NEXT ON HEALTH24X Want fewer UTIs? Go vegetarian 2020-02-17 20:45 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Why meds may not prevent migraines in kids Medical Bone marrow transplants less risky now Fitness A workout could be good medicine for the common cold Medical Few teen boys at risk for HIV get tested Medical Want fewer UTIs? Go vegetarian Medical CRISPR Gene editing creates 'designer' immune cells that fight cancer Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.