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How can alcohol intake affect bone mass?

For better bone health, it's important to avoid drinking too much alcohol, which can inhibit bone formation. In people who already have osteoporosis, alcohol can affect your balance, making you prone to falling and breaking a bone. If you choose to drink alcohol, drink in moderation to protect your overall health, including your bone health. For women, moderate drinking is no more than one drink per day, equal to 12 fluid ounces of beer, 5 fluid ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits.
 

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