Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Help Prevent Bone Loss, Study Sugg...

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol as part of a healthy lifestyle may benefit women's bone health, lowering their risk of developing osteoporosis....one or two drinks per day several times a week...

Past studies have shown that moderate drinkers have a higher bone density than non-drinkers or heavy drinkers...

The researchers said many of the medications to help prevent bone loss are not only expensive, but can have unwanted side effects. While excessive drinking has a negative impact on health, drinking a glass of wine or beer regularly as part of a healthy lifestyle may be helpful for postmenopausal women.

"Everyone loses bone as they age, but not everyone develops osteoporosis," Turner said. "Being able to identify factors, such as moderate alcohol intake, that influence bone health will help people make informed lifestyle choices." [emphasis mine]

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