Beverage-specific alcohol intake and bone loss in older men and women: a longitudinal study
J Yin, T Winzenberg, S Quinn, G Giles, G Jones
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2011
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: There is inconsistent evidence regarding the association between moderate alcohol consumption and bone mineral density (BMD). The aim of this study was to describe the associations between total and beverage-specific alcohol intake and bone loss in older men and women. SUBJECT/METHODS: A total of 862 randomly selected subjects (mean age 63 years, range 51-81, 51% men) were studied at baseline and 2 years later. BMD was assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Beverage specific and total alcohol intake was assessed by food-frequency questionnaire. Falls risk was determined using the short form Physiological Profile Assessment. Incident fractures were ascertained by..View full abstract
This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, Tasmanian Government and Royal Hobart Hospital Acute Care Program.