Guinness may help stop hearing loss

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A pint of Guinness each day can help stop you going deaf, new research
shows. Long thought to have medicinal properties, Guinness, thanks to its
high iron content, may also combat hearing loss.
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Up until recently Guinness was given to patients in recovery to build up
their strength and now, apparently, it replaces lost iron, which helps
patients with hearing difficulties. The new research
<http://www.amjmed.com/> was published in the Journal of American  
Medicine.

It seems Guinness has a
<http://www.irishcentral.com/topic/guinness-made-of-more> beneficial  
impact
when drunk, providing much-needed iron that may help to prevent deafness.
The Daily Mail first reported the link under the headline "Don't want to  
go
deaf? Have a  pint of Guinness every day."

The research at Pennsylvania State University found that high levels of
iron helps stop hearing loss. The study of more than 300,000 people found  
a
link between iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and hearing loss. More than 30
percent of the world?s population is anemic and needs more iron and is in
danger of hearing loss.

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We always knew Guinness was good for you!

Pennsylvania State University researchers found a lack of the mineral can
cause sensorineural hearing loss ? damage to the cochlea or nerve  
pathways.
They also discovered it could also cause conductive hearing loss ?  
problems
with the bones in the middle of the ear.

Study author Kathleen Schieffer said, ?An association exists between IDA  
in
adults and hearing loss
<http://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-herald/20161230/281938837582848 .

?The next steps are to better understand this correlation and whether
promptly diagnosing and treating IDA may positively affect the overall
health status of adults with hearing loss.?

Iron tablets do not help, recent research showed, due to DNA damage to
blood vessels. In that case, Guinness might be a perfectly good  
substitute.

Guinness is often said to have medicinal properties, although the company
refuses to tout them in the modern era.

Its advertising slogan from the 1920s was ?Guinness is good for you!
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?

It was claimed that Guinness was effective against blood clots because of
antioxidant compounds which slow down the accumulation of dangerous
cholesterol.

So, it could be a case of "hear, hear" for Guinness fans, especially those
a little hard of hearing.

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