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Beer may be better painkiller than paracetamol: Study

Researchers from Greenwich University looked at 18 studies involving more than 400 participants

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Beer lovers, rejoice! A couple of pints of your favourite drink may be a better pain reliever than paracetamol, new research claims. Researchers from Greenwich University in the UK looked at 18 studies involving more than 400 participants. They analysed if drinking beer could blunt the sensation of pain by acting on brain receptors or if it could lower anxiety, which then reduces the perception of discomfort. The researchers found that the more beer people consumed, the less pain they felt. "We have found strong evidence that alcohol is an effective painkiller," Trevor ...

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First Published: Mon, May 01 2017. 17:28 IST
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