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REGULAR TIPPLE COULD HALVE' ARTHRITIS RISK'

A REGULAR tipple can cut the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis by up to 50 per cent, research suggests.

Scandinavian studies showed that the more alcohol was consumed, the lower the risk of having the disease.

Among those who drank regularly, the quarter with the highest consumption were up to 50 per cent less likely to develop RA compared with the half who drank the least. More than 2,750 men and women were tested.

Researcher Dr Henrik Kallberg said: "It shows alcohol may protect against RA."

3O MILLION IN SPIN ON THE LONDON EYE

THE London Eye will get its 30 millionth visitor tomorrow. The big wheel, overlooking the Thames near the Houses of Parliament, now attracts more tourists per year than landmarks like the Taj Mahal, St Paul's Cathedral and the pyramids of Giza. Around 3.75 million people visit the Eye each year, compared with three million for the pyramids, 2.4 million for the Taj Mahal and two million for St Paul's.

CYPRIOT PASTIES

A CORNISH couple have moved to Cyprus - to run their own pasty shop. Jon and Julie Carter, both 54, quit good jobs and sold their home in Par to set up The Pasty Mine in Ayia Napa.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 5, 2008
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