Beer Boosts Bone Strength

January 22, 2023 6:19 am29 commentsViews: 79

Women beer drinkers have something to celebrate when it comes to beer. According to new research published in the journal Nutrition, researchers have found that bone density in regular drinkers was better than non-drinkers after it conducted a study with 1,700 women with the average age of 48.

In a new report published in the journal Nutrition, plant hormones in beer are thought to be the explanation for bone strength in women as the high level of silicon in beer slows down the thinning that leads to fractures and boosts the formation of new bone. After conducting the research which saw 1,700 women undergoing ultrasound scans of their hands, the Spanish researchers found that the hands belonging to beer drinkers were denser than non-drinkers meaning they were less likely to suffer from osteoporosis, a bone disease that affects post-menopausal women.

Even women who were defined as light beer drinkers were considered to have better bone density than non drinkers. These findings only echo what earlier research has found, including one conducted at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, which suggested that drinking an average of eight units a week of alcohol could be beneficial.

In a recent article with the Telegraph, the researchers from the University of Extremadura, Caceres, in Spain said that ‘’Silicon plays a major role in bone formation. Beer has been claimed to be one of the most important sources of silicon in the Western diet.’’

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