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Drink beer to prevent lead poisoning

MIT scientists find that brewer's yeast absorbs heavy metal Metal Tech News – June 15, 2022


Last updated 7/1/2022 at 9:23am

Beer made from a yeast with the potential to remove heavy metals from water.

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MIT researchers discover that the yeast used for brewing beer efficiently removes trace amounts of lead from drinking water.

While drinking an ice-cold pint of beer may not flush lead from your system – there is not a libation strong enough for that task – the yeast used to brew your favorite ale may prevent the heavy metal from getting into your body in the first place. And like they say, "16 ounces of prevention is better than a pound of cure" – or something like that.

Researchers at the esteemed Massachusett...

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