Alcohol and bone disease.

  title={Alcohol and bone disease.},
  author={Horatio Rico},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  volume={25 4},
Alcohol is considered to be an important risk factor for various bone diseases but recent studies have shown that moderate alcohol intake can be beneficial to bone structure. Alcohol decreases osteoblastic activity, leading to decreased bone formation and defective mineralization. The changes reported in calciotropic hormones, mainly vitamin D and parathyroid hormone, are observed due in part to a deficient intestinal absorption of vitamin D and an inadequate synthesis of its hepatic metabolite… CONTINUE READING


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