Guinness Is Actually Good For You!

The old ad slogan "Guinness is good for you" may actually be true: a study showed that drinking just over a pint of Guinness at mealtimes may help reduce the blood's ability to form dangerous clots that may lead to heart attacks.

Drinking lager does not yield the same benefits, experts from University of Wisconsin told a conference in the US.

Guinness were told to stop using the slogan decades ago - and the firm still makes no health claims for the drink.

The Wisconsin team tested the health-giving properties of stout against lager by giving it to dogs who had narrowed arteries similar to those in heart disease.

They found that those given the Guinness had reduced clotting activity in their blood, but not those given lager.

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hi its true guinness is good for you, i tryed it for a freind on a 20wk trial of one and a half pints on a night before bed, and my skin tone and quaility improved, my hair has grown thicker and have gain about 7lbs spreed around. also my gums and teeth are healther and whiter try it you will not regreat it
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Actually, the anti-clotting effects of alcohol are fairly well-known. I've had two blood clots, and now take a daily dose of sodium warfarin, an anti-coagulant. Because of that, I have to be extremely aware of what I eat and drink; alcohol makes blood thinner, and many foods (including a number of green veggies) make it thicker.
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