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.
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