What are the Effects of the Hops Phytoestrogen in Beer?

By Brian Lemay 45 comments


Timmy K

Jul 7, 2016, 11:49 am Reply


Kimberlee Green

Jul 7, 2016, 11:52 am Reply

I'm adding this to a playlist for people who tell me that soy is poison.


Jul 7, 2016, 11:54 am Reply

If you're yeast infection prone, you should also stay away from beer?


Jul 7, 2016, 12:24 pm Reply

I wished you were making this video! <3

Gabriel G

Jul 7, 2016, 1:01 pm Reply

Beer = disgusting

Yolo Swaggins

Jul 7, 2016, 1:27 pm Reply

hard liquor it is


Jul 7, 2016, 1:28 pm Reply

Beer, the MANS drink' MEN with MAN boobs! GRRRRR so tough!!!!

Astral Purpose

Jul 7, 2016, 1:58 pm Reply

A good friend of mine is 55. Been an alcoholic since 30. His nipples are hard literally 24/7. We call him "Grand daddy long nips".

James Geary

Jul 7, 2016, 2:34 pm Reply

Do plant protein isolates raise IGF-1 and do they have any negative health effects?


Jul 7, 2016, 3:03 pm Reply

The Dr. Greger buzzkill keeps rolling on. Increasingly from this guy anything one can derive sensory pleasure from is bad for you. I can't wait for his video on how deleterious to health basket weaving may turn out to be.


Jul 7, 2016, 3:38 pm Reply

Facts I've learned so far that society has totally backwards:

1. A plant based diet actually makes you stronger and can increase testosterone for men.

2. A plant based diet can help men with erectile dysfunction.

3. Soy does not affect your hormone levels in any significant way.

4. Beer will increase the amount of estrogen in your body.. Totally not manly at all.

People need to stop being a slave to society, going along like herds of sheep, regurgitating mindless nonsense because they are too afraid to change and open their God damned eyes!


Jul 7, 2016, 3:56 pm Reply

What about hard apple cider?

Krwiomocz.Bogurodzicy Ⓥ

Jul 7, 2016, 3:58 pm Reply

So there is no God… This video alone proves it…


Jul 7, 2016, 4:04 pm Reply

Keep up the good work!!!! Would there be a possible link to prostate cancer?? and could there be coming a video on what risks Phytoestrogen and other endocrine disruptors play in mens health???

White Kita

Jul 7, 2016, 5:21 pm Reply

well I Love soy and I hate beer,…. I hate all Alcohol aka the product  of decay…..I don't understand how anyone would ever even consider drinking this disgusting and toxic pee pee water….YUK!


Jul 7, 2016, 5:29 pm Reply

23 hot flashes a week omg what a drag.

Michael Janavel

Jul 7, 2016, 6:19 pm Reply

Oh, now I'm hopping mad! 🙂

Asif Hussain

Jul 7, 2016, 6:59 pm Reply

You should make a video on whether or not microwaving your food can be detrimental to one's health

Omar Gomez

Jul 7, 2016, 7:25 pm Reply

I think viewers are forgetting that these estrogenic effects are being seen in chronic beer consumers. I doubt drinking a couple of beers with some friends once in a while will actually do much :/


Jul 7, 2016, 7:58 pm Reply

Thank you for the information about what this means for women, but what does it mean for men? Obviously, estrogen for men is probably not a good thing – but are there any studies that show evidence of any particular effects on men from hops in beer?

Plant Maven

Jul 7, 2016, 8:38 pm Reply

The Dairy industry tells the public that soy causes early sexual effects in children. Yet that age group ingests mostly cow milk which is loaded with animal estrogen – the real culprit.


Jul 7, 2016, 9:50 pm Reply

What about man-boobs? There's no apparent epidemic of gynecomastia among vegans, or people eating traditional Asian diets, but now that you mention beer…

Chelin Fusco

Jul 7, 2016, 10:24 pm Reply



Jul 7, 2016, 7:01 am Reply

Good bye Beer! My one true love, you will be missed dearly, I will think of the many great times we had together!


Jul 7, 2016, 7:44 am Reply

The best comment in all of the video was "the beer month" : )

Janne Maaranen

Jul 7, 2016, 8:44 am Reply

Next video effects of beer estrogens to men please.

fii kahlo

Jul 7, 2016, 2:41 pm Reply

how about men then? there was barely any information about that, even though you said that would come in the next video. disappointed :/

Des Troya

Jul 7, 2016, 7:03 pm Reply

Soy lowers testosterone


Jul 7, 2016, 10:09 pm Reply

Beer is only good for increasing cup sizes in women.

Ben Cantu

Aug 8, 2016, 8:57 pm Reply

What about the effect on men?

Bradley Kaufmann

Aug 8, 2016, 6:16 am Reply


Sandra Brea

Aug 8, 2016, 11:30 am Reply

Wow. Mindblown.

Hayden Thomas

Aug 8, 2016, 8:18 pm Reply

does that paper discuss the signal strength once phytoestrogen binds to estrogen receptor alpha? just because it binds to estrogen receptor alpha with greater affinity than estrogen receptor beta doesn't prove that "preference" for receptor alpha (how ever strong that affinity might be) actually sends a strong signal, right?


Aug 8, 2016, 7:45 pm Reply

Is it all beer that beer may improve bone density?

Hominem Alas

Nov 11, 2016, 4:42 pm Reply

Do hops have the same effects for external use? E.g : I have a solid cologne that contains hops. Would that affect me?


May 5, 2017, 9:20 pm Reply

The studies you show are focused on 8-PN's effect on cells, but the studies I found show that 6-PN is the most relevant compound found in hops and has beneficial effects. Though it still may produce beer tits! I am a heavy IPA (high hop beer), Ive been for about 6 years, though I don't carry them nice titties yet. Cheers!

Ragnar L

Sep 9, 2017, 4:34 am Reply

Benefits from beer like antioxidants come from the dark versions like stouts


Nov 11, 2017, 1:16 pm Reply


Matthew Soroko

Dec 12, 2017, 10:16 pm Reply

No. There are health benefits to beer. If a male or female wants to counteract such affects. There's gyms and work out stuff that has counteracting affect. I reap health benefits from beer when I'm on my own. Hops are actually healthy.

Jay Andrews

Jan 1, 2018, 4:25 am Reply


Anthony Romano

May 5, 2018, 2:08 am Reply

Thank god they legalized weed.

Fay Mendez

Jun 6, 2018, 5:48 pm Reply

Interesting, thank you 🙂

Reg Dunn

Dec 12, 2018, 8:36 pm Reply

So… I drink a 355ml beer on weekday evenings and about 710ml on weekend evenings. De-alcoholized.

I read through the all the comments and watched both videos but I didn't see any info about how much beer is associated with increased risk of cancer. 🙁 He mentioned moderate consumption and in increase of 2.44 fold in breast cancer?
Is there a ball park figure on the risk out there?

Sorry if I missed something.


Feb 2, 2019, 9:22 pm Reply

The question is. Does Hops convert to estradiol? Thats the dangerous estrogen

The Goodly Dragon

Apr 4, 2019, 1:21 pm Reply

The study should have controlled for the brand and specific kind of beer. I say this because beer varies a lot in hoppiness, so it might confound the results.

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