Hops are used to help preserve beer and to give it the necessary bitterness to balance out the sweetness of the malts. It’s long been known that hops have a lot of interesting capabilities. They’re antibacterial, antifungal and can actually offer quite a few health benefits. However, new research indicates that the little cone-shaped buds might actually be capable of something else – fighting cancer. Can you prevent cancer by downing a cold one?