It came out again on Friday that alcohol is good for you in a whole new way. You already knew that a glass of wine a day is good for your heart. But did you know that one drink a day can actually increase your bone density and reduce your risk of hip fracture?
According to a study reported by HealthDay News, light to moderate drinking reduces your risk of hip fracture. It was previously known that your risk of hip fracture actually increased with heavy drinking, but up until now, no studies were conducted to see the effects of light drinking on bone density. Turns out, the effects are positive.
It just goes to show that alcohol can be good for you, in moderation of course. So as this Memorial Day weekend gets going, don’t get too crazy, but don’t fear a drink or two. You might be doing your body good!