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A pint of Guinness each day may help to prevent you from going deaf, new research suggests.

The popular beverage contains high levels of iron, which scientists believe helps to ward off hearing loss.

While leafy green vegetables, brown rice and some meat may also help, according to a new study.

But around 30 per cent of the world’s population are believed to be anaemic – leaving them at risk of losing their ability to hear, experts say.

A study of more than 300,000 people found a link between iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) and hearing loss.

Pennsylvania State University researchers found a lack of the mineral can cause sensorinerual hearing loss – damage to the cochlea or nerve pathways.

While they also discovered it could also cause conductive hearing loss – problems with the bones in the middle of the ear.

They used data from electronic medical records to determine the rate of IDA.

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