Red Wine Could Stave off Brittle Bones

A glass of wine a day may reduce the onset of brittle bone conditions such as Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis. Researchers at the Oregon state University found that women who consumed controlled, moderate amounts of red wine had a lower risk of brittle bone diseases. They found that the alcohol in wine acted similarly to the hormone oestrogen in reducing bone turnover, minimising the net loss of bone.

Factor in the flavanoids and resveratrol you get from each serving of red wine and you could be on to a winner! Note that red wine must be consumed responsibly otherwise it can increase your weight, damage your liver and kidneys and reduce the function of your pancreas! The governemt recommends a minimum of 2 alcohol free days per week.

References

Arthritis Foundation, (2013). Arthritis Food Myths. Get the truth about foods commonly touted to relieve arthritis pain and inflammation. http://www.arthritistoday.org/what-you-can-do/eating-well/arthritis-diet/food-myths-arthritis.php

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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