Moderate drinking may benefit bones

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HOUSTON - A daily cocktail or two could help women prevent bone loss.

A new study by Oregon State University followed a group of young postmenopausal women who were regular drinkers.

When the women cut out alcohol for just two weeks, they showed an increase in bone turnover, which is a risk factor for osteoporosis.

Bone turnover rates returned to previous levels less than a day after the women resumed their normal drinking habits.

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