New research finds beer boiled brat has antibacterial properties
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Drinking beer boiled is good for you.
It’s also good for your health.
Researchers at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine found that boiling brats improves the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of the protein, which is found in beer.
It was the first study of its kind to show that the bacteria in beer, which has been boiled for thousands of years, have antibacterial activity, the researchers say in a paper published in the journal Science.
“Our research shows that boiling beer for longer periods of time increases the ability of the bacteria to degrade these compounds,” said study lead author Elizabeth A. DeSantis, a doctoral student in the School of Health Sciences.
“It is possible that the compounds may be useful in the treatment of certain illnesses, including infections from yeast infections and yeast-related bacterial overgrowth,” DeSantsons research team added.
The research was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.