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Strawberries can fight alcohol damage


To avoid the damage that alcohol can cause to your stomach, a new study found, you may simply need to eat strawberry extract before you start swigging.

The study, which included 36 rats divided into six study groups, adds to prior evidence that fruits and vegetables can protect against ulcers, cancers and other problems in the gastrointestinal system. Antioxidants seem to explain why, according to the paper, which was published in the journal PLoS One. The more of a pigment called anthocyanin the rats consumed over 10 days before taking ethanol, the better the linings of their stomachs held up.

Full story at Discovery News.

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