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Study: Iron in a pint is good for hearing

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A PINT of Guinness may be good for you as it contains iron which protects against going deaf, new research shows.

Other foods rich in the nutrient include dark green leafy vegetables, brown rice, beans, nuts, meat and fish.

A study of more than 300,000 Americans found a link between iron deficiency and hearing loss.

Genetic epidemiolo­gist Kathleen Schieffer, of Pennsylvan­ia State University, said: “An associatio­n exists between IDA (iron deficiency anemia) in adults and hearing loss. 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.”

The study examined the link between sensorineu­ral hearing loss and conductive hearing loss.

It is believed antioxidan­ts in the Guinness, similar to those in fruits and vegetables, are responsibl­e for the health

 ??  ?? PINT POWER: Guinness has high levels of iron.
PINT POWER: Guinness has high levels of iron.

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