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By Abbie Thomas CHOMPING on betel nut, one of the world’s most popular habits, might help people suffering from schizophrenia. Researchers studying a Pacific island community have found that chewing the nut alleviates the worst symptoms of the illness. Betel nut, the fruit of the areca palm, is the most used drug worldwide after nicotine, alcohol and caffeine. In Africa, Asia and across the Pacific the nut is mixed with slaked lime, wrapped in a leaf, chewed and spat out,