Washington: Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol as part of a healthy lifestyle may benefit women`s bone health, lowering their risk of developing osteoporosis, researchers say.The research assessed the effects of alcohol withdrawal on bone turnover in postmenopausal women who drank one or two drinks per day several times a week.Researchers at Oregon State University measured a significant increase in blood markers of bone turnover in women after they stopped drinking for just two weeks.Bones are in a constant state of remodelling with old bone being removed and replaced.In people with osteoporosis, more bone is lost than reformed resulting in porous, weak bones. About 80 percent of all people with osteoporosis are women, and postmenopausal women face an even greater risk because estrogen, a hormone that helps keep bone remodeling in balance, decreases after menopause.
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