Many studies have tried to link health benefits to moderate alcohol consumption. Loss of bone density is a problem in women as they age, but beer has come to the rescue!
The study included surveys of women at various stages in life and found that those who regularly drank beer had higher bone density.
Fraternities across the country will surely try to promote kegs of beer as being good for you!
Scientists at the University of Extremadura in Caceres, Spain, conducted a study involving 1,697 healthy women, 811 of whom were postmenopausal while a further 176 were going through the menopause.
Participants were required to complete questionnaires, providing information on their smoking habits, as well as their levels of alcohol, caffeine and nutrient consumption.
The women also agreed to undergo ultrasound scans so that the density of their bones could be assessed.
The researchers found that participants who reported drinking beer on a regular basis tended to have greater bone density than those who did not drink beer or who tended to consume wine.
Now I want a beer.