Could drinking spuds help protect you from catching a cold this winter? A new study cited by Sapporo Breweries, which operates out of Tokyo, Japan, says the compound humulone, found in beer, is effective in fighting against respiratory syncytial virus or RSV. RSV can cause pneumonia and bronchitis in infants and children, and cold-like symptoms in adults. There is a catch though - the amount of humulone found in beer is so small that a person would have to drink about 30-cans of beer to get its protective effect. (Fox News)
30 cans of beer??? Is that a day a week or a month? I know some folks who got their virus protection last weekend.