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Drinking alcohol could help your bones

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Posted at 6:13 PM, Jul 11, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-11 18:16:52-04

If you want to protect yourself from brittle bones as you get older, just grab a glass of wine.

A new study suggests drinking moderate amounts of alcohol, one to two glasses a day, can help prevent bone loss in post menopausal women.

Doctors believe that a component in alcohol actually helps slow bone loss by lowering bone turnover, meaning a lower risk for osteoporosis.