Another reason to raise your glass: A drink or two a day may keep osteoporosis at bay.
A small study has found that moderate drinking may improve bone health and reduce the risk of osteoporosis for older women, HealthDay reports. Published in the online edition of Menopause, the study measured the bone turnover of 40 postmenopausal women who drank moderately and were not using hormone replacement therapies.
“This study clearly demonstrates that even small amounts of alcohol have potent actions and can rapidly impact bone metabolism,” said Urszula Iwaniec, the lead researcher. Alcohol seemed to act like estrogen in terms of slowing bone turnover, the researchers told the website.
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