Alcohol and Bone Health

When it comes to alcohol and bone health, quantity matters. Chronic, heavy alcohol consumption (generally defined as more than 2 drinks/day) is linked to low bone density, increased risk of fractures, and slower healing. While moderate consumption of alcohol has been associated with higher bone mineral density levels in some studies, even moderate alcohol consumption can have negative health consequences. For example, regular alcohol consumption causes chronic inflammation, which in turn is linked to lower bone mineral density and greater chances of developing osteoporosis. The verdict: A glass of wine here or there is fine. For optimal bone health, consider swapping that glass of wine for a cup of tea.

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