This is an article that I read on the American Beer Drinking Club's website and thought I'd share here.
Rice University pupils are a bit different, for they have created a beer, called 'Bio-Beer', that could extend your life.
The Bio-Beer has three genes spliced into special brewer's yeast that produce resveratrol.
Resveratrol is the chemical in red wine, which is believed to protect against diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's and other age-related conditions.
The yeast cells produce resveratrol inside the cells. The cells have to burst for the human body to access the resveratrol.
After entering the body, resveratrol binds to the SIRT1 receptors, which are located inside mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell.
SIRT1 activity has been linked to combatting a variety of medical conditions, including diabetes and cancer. It may also play a role in the way calorie restriction diets have been shown to extend life in animal models.
What kind of beer? I don't know. Would I drink it? I guess it depends on what kind of beer it is, but I'd definitely give it the old college try.