Study: Moderate drinking may have bone health benefits

Posted at 3:59 PM, Jul 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-12 18:17:00-04

(CNN) — There’s a new drink on the block that may help keep a woman’s bones healthy.

A new study, published in the journal “Menopause”, says the key is moderate doses of alcohol.

Researchers looked at 40 healthy post-menopausal women under 65. That’s the age where bones become thinner and the risk for osteoporosis and fractures starts to rise.

They found women who had one-half to two drinks per day had healthier bones.

But there may be more to consider before you buy out the wine section.

While the study does positively link drinking and bone health, it doesn’t say alcohol can prevent broken bones.