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 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical A staggering 30 million Americans now have diabetes Medical Could even high-fat dairy be good for you? Diet and nutrition Brain's 'self-control' centre may be key to weight-loss success Medical Going deaf – a story of gradual hearing loss Medical Should you be using feminine hygiene products? Medical 4 breast cancer myths which often affect prevention, treatment From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Healthy gut » IBS – 4 symptoms that extend beyond your stomach When you think of IBS, symptoms that come to mind include diarrhoea, constipation and gas. However, there are other symptoms that extend beyond your stomach. Sex health » Do you feel sad after sex? This is why and what you can do about it A new study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy has revealed that 41% of the men surveyed had felt sad after sex in the previous four weeks.