Beer: Yet Another Health Benefit for Women

Woman Drinking a Beer

I can think of quite a few reasons why a woman might want to enjoy a cold one:

  • After a long day at work
  • With friends, to celebrate and converse
  • To celebrate an occasion
  • With a nice dinner, or even a haphazard one
  • Just because (that’s my favorite reason) 🙂

Well now, there’s yet another reason why a woman might want to enjoy a beer (or two) each day. According to this post by Rob Kasper, results from a new study were published in the publication “Nutrition,” stating that the bones of women who drink beer are stronger than those who do not, making beer-drinkers less likely to suffer from osteoporosis. According to RedOrbit,

Researchers surveyed 1,700 healthy women at an average age of 48, questioning them about their drinking habits. The team then evaluated their hands using an ultrasound scan, which results showed that the beer drinkers had denser bones.

The hands were looked at because the bones in the fingers are among the first signs of osteoporosis, which is a bone disease that leads to an increased risk of fractures.

The women who drank less than a pint a day had similar results to those who drank more. The researchers said this suggests that even small amounts of beer make for healthier bones.

The team said, “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.”

Well ladies, sounds like we have one more reason to celebrate, which of course, calls for a beer.

Cheers to that!


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