Study finds wine boosts bone health

A new study shows drinking a couple glasses of wine each day boosts bone health in women going through menopause. This is an interesting contrast to previous studies which show alcohol abuse contributes to bone loss.

Menopause and bone health

As women enter menopause estrogen levels decline. This leads to a number of side effects including hot flashes, memory problems, fatigue, loss of bone density, and other physical symptoms. Some doctors recommend estrogen treatments to help prevent bone loss, but in this study published in the journal Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society, the women participating were not on hormone replacement therapy.

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