Drink could guard against hip fractures

May 13, 2008 9:40:00 AM PDT
A daily glass of wine with dinner could guard you against hip fractures.

Researchers in New York found that people who drink up to one alcoholic beverage a day are 20 percent less likely to suffer a hip fracture than those who don't drink at all. However, those who have two or more drinks a day are 39 percent more likely to break a hip.

Researchers say the key is drinking in moderation, which has been linked to greater bone density.

You can learn more about this study in this month's issue of the American Journal of Medicine.


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