Is binge drinking bad for the bones

by JCP

I read that binge drinking is linked to bone loss. In this article or post the person said that when they had more than 3 or 4 drinks of red wine, they had achy bones the nest day. The person said that their son was an alcoholic and had been told he could develop bone cancer as a result. is this possible? It sounds a bit far-fetched to me.

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Apr 18, 2012
Moderation is the key
by: Mary (Editor)

A couple of years back there was a lot of media attention to this subject after studies were published linking binge drinking with changes in the genes which affect bone strength. It was felt that binge drinking teenagers could be risking osteoperosis in later life.

The studies were done on rats and might not translate directly to humans but it is likely that binge drinking will cause problems of this sort in addition to a host of other complications.

Binge drinking is not good for the health and is extremely dangerous for young people as it puts them at risk both in the present and potentially puts them at risk for health problems both in the short term and later in life.Naturally, my advice is moderation in all things. Read our article about Alcoholic-liver-disease and other pages in the section on alcohol abuse.

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