New research indicates that drinking a pint of Guinness a day can actually prevent hearing loss.
We heard before that Guinness has many health benefits and how its high iron content might combat hearing loss.
The new research, published in the Journal of American Medicine indicates the benefits of Guinness. Previously, Guinness was given to patients in recovery, now the iron in the iconic Irish drink, is to prevent hearing loss.
The research at the Pennsylvania State University found that high level of iron in our bodies helps prevent hearing loss.
The research was conducted on over 300 000 patients and the results speak for themselves.
Over 30% of the worlds population is anemic, lacking iron and is on the way to hearing loss.
The researchers at Pennsylvania University found that the lack of this valuable mineral can cause damage to the cochlea, nerve pathways and cause problems with the middle ear bones.
Study author Kathleen Schieffer said,
An association exists between IDA 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 also showed that Iron supplements do not help due to DNA damage to the blood vessels. This all clearly shows that Guinness can be the answer to this increasing problem.
Getting drunk with Guinness might actually be good for us, as we get more iron this way. As the ole advertising slogan indicates ‘Guinness Is Good For You’, a pint a day can lead you to better hearing.