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So Guinness is good for you... I’ll drink to that!

The toucan was right all along: Guinness is good for you.

A pint of the liquid black gold a day may work as well as a low dose aspirin to prevent heart attacks.

Follow me closely here: antioxidant compounds in the brew — the same sort of gadgetry found in fruit and veg — slow down the deposit of harmful cholesterol on the artery walls.

You say: “Tell us something we didn't know.”

Well, what we don't want to know is the the claim by American researchers that the optimum amount is just over a pint.

This presents a problem. Since you can't get just over a pint, you'll have to buy a second pint, take a sip of it and leave the rest.

I have never personally seen this done, but am certainly willing to give it a go.

I just hope the stress, coupled with a certain amount of grief, doesn't set my ticker off.

Belfast Telegraph