Alcohol intake and bone mineral density in elderly men and women. The Framingham Study.

@article{Felson1995AlcoholIA,
  title={Alcohol intake and bone mineral density in elderly men and women. The Framingham Study.},
  author={David T. Felson and Yuqing Zhang and Marian Hannan and William Bernard Kannel and Douglas P Kiel},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={142 5},
  pages={485-92}
}
Alcohol consumption has multiple effects on bone, and alcoholic men have a high risk of osteoporotic fracture. The objective of this study was to assess the association between alcohol consumption and bone mineral density in elders. The authors evaluated 1,154 members of the Framingham Heart Study Cohort at biennial examination 20 (1988-1989). Subjects ranged in age from 68 to 96 years. Bone density was assessed at the radius (ultradistal and shaft) and at the proximal femur and spine. Alcohol… CONTINUE READING
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