Beer Builds Better Bones. So Does Wine
Yes dear reader, it’s yet another report about how, (choose one, “good” or “bad”) moderate drinking is for our health. This latest finding comes from researchers at Tufts University, whose research shows that postmenopausal women who consumed two drinks a day or more had 5 percent to 8.3 percent better hip and spine bone-mineral density than nondrinkers. Men who drank one or two alcoholic beverages a day had 2.4 percent to 4.5 percent better hip bone density than teetotalers. The Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter reports that the effect of alcohol on bone density detected in this new study is larger than what researchers see for any single nutrient, even calcium.