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 Lockdown: Scientists looked at personality traits to understand why some defy the rules Medical Swine coronavirus could jump to people, researchers warn Medical TB treatment time cut by a third Medical How Covid-19 affects those with rare immune disorders and what it means for the rest of us News Partner Content | Meet the Next Generation of Brave: Vivian Chengalroyan Medical Mothers underestimate how useful Kegel exercises are for incontinence during and after childbirth 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.