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Beer may help women's bones
[Posted: Mon 17/08/2009 by Joanne McCarthy www.irishhealth.com]
Drinking beer in moderate amounts may have a beneficial effect on women’s bones, a Spanish study has found.
The study of 1,697 women found that the bones of women who regularly drink beer are stronger than those who don’t, meaning they are less likely to suffer from osteoporosis, a disease that affects one in three women over the age of 50.
However, the researchers believe that the plant hormones in beer rather than the alcohol may be responsible for the effects. Wine does little to protect against osteoporosis, they found.
They also cautioned that drinking more than two units of alcohol a day is associated with harming bone health.
The women defined as light or moderate beer drinkers, those who drank up to 280 grams of alcohol a week, were found to have greater bone density than non-drinkers.
The authors of the study, from University of Extremadura in Spain, stressed that further investigation is required.
The study was published in the journal Nutrition.
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|dignity 09 Posted: 30/08/2009 10:14|
This explains why men (like me) are often described as "strong-silent-type(s). :-)
|purple Posted: 30/08/2009 23:05|
this is a joke, they complain that people drink too much, now this.
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