Alcohol consumption and bone mineral density in elderly women

To continue this line of investigation, the present study examined the association between alcohol intake and bone mineral density at the lumbar spine and proximal femur in a subsample of the Kuopio Osteoporosis Risk Factor and Prevention Study population

Isolde Sommer

2012

Scholarcy highlights

  • The findings regarding the effect of alcohol intake on bone mineral density in elderly women are inconclusive and more studies with extensive adjustments for potential confounders are needed. To continue this line of investigation, the present study examined the association between alcohol intake and BMD at the lumbar spine and proximal femur in a subsample of the Kuopio Osteoporosis Risk Factor and Prevention Study population
  • Mean alcohol intake measured by the lifestyle questionnaire at baseline and follow-up was 0?82 drinks/week, which was slightly lower than the mean alcohol intake that was obtained from the FFQ at the follow-up measurement
  • The findings of the present study suggest that low alcohol consumption may be beneficially related to bone health in elderly women
  • The women participating in the present study consumed at most 1–3 drinks/week or .3 drinks/week, respectively, Table 2 Characteristics of the study participants according to alcohol intake assessed using the lifestyle questionnaire: elderly Finnish women, Kuopio Osteoporosis Risk Factor and Prevention – Fracture Prevention Study
  • The results from the OSTPRE-FPS cohort suggest that low alcohol intake may exert protective effects on bone health in elderly women
  • -Adjusted for age, BMI, hormone therapy use, duration of HT use, current smoking, use of Ca and vitamin D supplements, restricted mobility, disease or medication decreasing bone mineral density, study group, energy intake, dietary protein, dietary Ca, dietary vitamin D, dietary K

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