Thinning of bones can be avoided in older women

According to a study, older women could be protected from osteoporosis or thinning of bones by having one or two glasses of wine per day.

The study was conducted by the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research and stated that bone strength could be sustained after menopause by regular moderate intake of alcohol.

Experts said, “In comparison, abstaining from alcohol leads to a higher risk of developing osteoporosis.”

For claiming the above about 40 healthy post-menopausal women were looked at for an analysis by US researchers at the University of Oregon.

Across the world bisphosphonates is taken by thousands of post-menopausal women every day to deal with the condition.

There was a decrease in loss of old bone among women who had about two small glasses of wine every day, this is about 19g of alcohol on a daily basis.

In old age old bone is dissolved easily and production of new bones is poor and alcohol appears to remedy this imbalance in older women.

Researchers stated, “Abstaining from alcohol leads to a higher risk of developing osteoporosis. But this doesn’t mean indulging in too much alcohol as it can have adverse effects.”