Women who enjoy a glass of wine might also be strengthening their bones.
American researchers have discovered “moderate” amounts of alcohol are linked to decreased bone loss, lowering the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Scientists at Oregon State University say women who sip one or two libations a day, a few times a week, had stronger bones compared to when they stopped alcohol intake for two weeks.
The research also shows that just one day after resuming a daily drink, women’s “bone turnover” rates; a measure of density, returned to normal, healthy levels.
The lead author says drinking moderately as part of a healthy lifestyle that includes good dietary habits as well as exercise, may be beneficial for bone health, especially in postmenopausal women.