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Cancer-fighting properties of hops
But the research and the benefits don't stop there. Stevens is performing lab research to study the impact of a specific ingredient found in hops on your metabolism. "It could cause weight loss," he said.

Researchers treated animals with the hop compound and it "caused the animals to lose weight, or they didn't gain as much weight compared to animals that were not treated."

Stevens said it could potentially help prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes.

"For those people, for a certain fraction of those people, it could have beneficial effects," he said.