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Moderate wine drinking can strengthen bones

21st October 2011

A study by Professors Alex Macgregor from the University of East Anglia and Professor Tim Spector from Kings College London has found that a glass of wine a day can help strengthen the bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis in the spine.

They looked at 1,000 pairs of female twins in Britain in their mid-50s and discovered that moderate amounts of wine can boost the bone mineral density of the spine, in a study partially funded by Arthritis Research UK. But it appears other alcoholic drinks such as beer and spirits do not have the same beneficial effect.

 

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