Research has shown that drinking alcohol can be good for your cardiovascular system, but only if you drink in moderation – the same thing is true when it comes to bone health. Men and women who drink alcohol appear to have higher bone mineral densities than people who abstain. But chronic drinking and binge drinking has the opposite effect. A recent study also showed that excessive drinking hampers your body's ability to heal bone fractures. "If you're a wine drinker, one or two glasses a day can have a protective effect on bone health," says Dr. Rizzoli. "Any more, then [alcohol] becomes deleterious."
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