Glass of wine strengthens the bones
British researchers who looked at the relationship between diet and fracture risk found moderate amounts of wine appeared to boost bone density in the spine.
But other alcoholic drinks, such as beer and spirits, did not have the same effect.
The results, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, come from a study involving over 1,000 pairs of female twins in Britain aged in their mid-fifties.
Although some smaller studies have suggested alcohol might have a protective effect, heavy drinking is known to be a major risk factor for weak bones.
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