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What is the relationship between alcohol intake and bone health? (DGAC 2010)

Conclusion

Moderate evidence suggests a J-shaped association between alcohol consumption and incidence of hip fracture; there was a suggestion that heavy or binge drinking was detrimental to bone health.

 

Grade

Moderate
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What is the relationship between alcohol intake and bone health?

Research Recommendations

Conduct research to enhance the currently limited data on changes in markers of bone health in metabolic studies of alcohol consumption.

Rationale: In large epidemiological studies, a better classification of drinking pattern and a better documentation of the traumatic or non-traumatic cause of fracture are needed, but equally important is the need to study prospectively, changes in alcohol consumption and changes in intermediate markers of bone structure and integrity.

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What is the relationship between alcohol intake and bone health?