Monday, 12 August 2019 09:59

Less hip fractures in middle-aged wine drinkers?

In this study, the association between the consumption of specific alcoholic beverages and hip fractures was examined.

Data from the Nurses Health Study and from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study were assessed and pointed toward a lower risk of fractures in moderate wine drinkers, especially among women who consumed red wine.

The researchers explained this observation by pointing out to the content of flavonoids in red wine which are potent antioxideants. It has indeed been shown that aging may lead to increased oxidative stress, which may in turn negatively affect the bone‘s mineral density.

 

Fung TT et al, Alcohol intake, specific alcoholic beverages, and risk of hip fractures in postmenopausal women and men age 50 and older, Am J Clin Nutr 2019;00:1-10.

For more information about this article, read the scientific abstract here.

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