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Why should you limit alcohol if you have osteopenia?

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Too much beer, wine, and liquor can mess with the balance of calcium in your body and change how your body makes hormones and vitamins for healthy bones. Having too much to drink can also make you more likely to fall, which means you could break a bone.

From: Osteopenia Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of Michigan Health Center: "Osteoporosis in Women" and "Osteoporosis."

Columbia Medical Center: "To Treat or Not to Treat?"

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Conditions and Behaviors That Increase Osteoporosis Risk."

MedlinePlus: "Osteoporosis."

National Osteoporosis Foundation web site.

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin D."

MedlinePlus: "Calcitonin Salmon Nasal Spray."

American College of Rheumatology: "Teriparatide (Forteo) for the Treatment of Osteoporosis."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Omega-3 fatty acids."

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements: “Vitamin D.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Soda, Tea and Coffee: Which Can Lower Your Bone Density?”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 26, 2016

SOURCES:

University of Michigan Health Center: "Osteoporosis in Women" and "Osteoporosis."

Columbia Medical Center: "To Treat or Not to Treat?"

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Conditions and Behaviors That Increase Osteoporosis Risk."

MedlinePlus: "Osteoporosis."

National Osteoporosis Foundation web site.

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin D."

MedlinePlus: "Calcitonin Salmon Nasal Spray."

American College of Rheumatology: "Teriparatide (Forteo) for the Treatment of Osteoporosis."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Omega-3 fatty acids."

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements: “Vitamin D.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Soda, Tea and Coffee: Which Can Lower Your Bone Density?”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 26, 2016

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