August 11, 2008

Move Over Milk...

According to the American Journal of Medicine, hitting the sauce may be good for your bones. A recent study showed that subjects who had more than half a drink, but no more than one drink per day, had a 20% lower risk of hip fracture. Moderate amounts of alcohol help boost estrogen levels and enable the body to absorb more calcium - conditions that contribute to higher bone density. 

But winos beware... Women's Health Magazine (September issue) identified that tossing back an entire bottle of vino won't build bionic parts (aww nuts!), so stick to one cocktail per day.