Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Moderate Drinking Good for Bone Health of Women?

New research has shown a correlation between moderate drinking and bone health/density for women. Correlation does not necessarily mean cause. Scientist say that it could be the hormones in the beer and not the alcohol which is responsible for the positive effect. Excessive drinking is known to have the opposite effect.


"Women who drink moderate amounts of beer may be strengthening their bones, according to Spanish researchers.
the team added that plant hormones in the beer rather than the alcohol may be responsible for the effects.

Experts urged caution, warning that drinking more than two units of alcohol a day was known to harm bone health.

Osteoporosis is a common problem for post-menopausal women, increasing the risk of disabling bone fractures later in life.

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