Causes of Bone Loss: Alcohol Osteoporosis , Osteopenia
Alcohol Osteoporosis, Osteopenia information. Alcoholic drinks can affect your bones. Alcohol can have a positive affect for women who have not yet undergone menopause. The Framingham study of women's health showed that "Women who drink a little bit
have an increased oestrogen which helps protect them against
heart disease and osteoporosis, but it may increase their risk slightly
of breast cancer." Please note: "drink a little bit" means no more than one
drink a day; seven ounces of liquor a week. (From interview with Professor Curt Ellison of Boston University's School of Medicine.)
Alcohol Osteoporosis, Osteopenia Research studies
If you want guidelines for your alcohol use and Osteoporosis or Ostepenia you will find some at: Guidelines about Alcohol Osteoporosis Osteopenia
AND if you want to read research studies for yourself, here are four research studies about alcohol and its effect on bone density:
- "The effect of moderate alcohol
consumption on bone mineral density: A study of female twins." by Williams, F., et al.
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 2004. Published Online First: 1
July 2004. and this author has another article, "Moderate alcohol drinking
helps prevent osteoporosis". Medical News Today, July 1, 2004;
John. "Moderate amounts of alcohol could protect against brittle bones." The Scotsman (Edinburgh, Scotland), July 1, 2004. "This study examined the effects of alcohol using identical
female twins, in which one twin drank very little and the other twin
drank moderately (one or two drinks each day). Twins were used because
they are genetic clones. Because they have the same genes and grew up
in the same environment, it is easier to control for any other possible
Bone mineral density was measured at the hip and spine. The study
found that moderate drinkers had significantly denser bones than
the control group of twins consisting of very light drinkers."
- Siris, E.S. Identification and fracture outcomes of undiagnosed low bone density in postmenopausal women: Results from the
National Osteoporosis Risk Assessment. Journal of the American Medical
Association, 2001, 286(22), 2815-2822.
"The National Osteoporosis Risk Assessment followed over
200,000 postmenopausal women who were seen at doctors’
offices, with no previous diagnosis of osteoporosis. As a result
of screening, the study found that 39.6% had Osteopenia or
low bone density and 7% had osteoporosis.
The study found that drinking alcohol, estrogen replacement
therapy, and exercise each reduced chances of developing
The findings appear in the Journal of the American Medical
- "Bone Resorption in Tissue Culture. Factors Influencing the Response to Parathyroid Hormone" by Lawrence G. Raisz. Department of Pharmacology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, N. Y. Department of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, N. Y. Here is the full text of this article from the Journal of Clincial Nutrition. Bone Resorption
But there are other causes of Osteopenia, Osteoporosis
There are many potential causes of bone loss. You can find complete list of things that can cause either Osteopenia or Osteoporosis at: Causes of Bone Loss
Natural remedies for reversing bone loss. Scientific studies show that it is possible to reverse your bone loss by changes in your diet and life style. If you want to know which foods, supplements, exercises etc. can build stronger bones, read: natural ways to build stronger bones.
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