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Could a nightly glass of wine improve bone health?

Could a glass of wine improve bone health?

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol as part of a healthy lifestyle may benefit women’s bone health, lowering their risk of developing osteoporosis.

A new study assessed the effects of alcohol withdrawal on bone turnover in postmenopausal women who drank one or two drinks per day several times a week. Researchers at Oregon State University measured a significant increase in blood markers of bone turnover in women after they stopped drinking for just two weeks.
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In the news:
NPR, July 12, 2012
CBS News, July 11, 2012
ABC News, July 11, 2012
Time, July 11, 2012

Faculty in this piece:
Urszula Iwaniec

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