A new research has shown that beer can stop your bones from going brittle. The study found that women who drink beer regularly have strong bones that means they are less likely to suffer from osteoporosis.

But,  according to the journal Nature reports, wine does little to protect from osteoporosis.

High silicon levels in beer slows down the thinning that leads to fractures and boosts new bone formation and beer is also rich in phytoestrogens, which keep bones healthy, the researchers explained.

Bones are made up of a mesh of fibres, minerals, blood vessels and marrow, and healthy ones are denser with smaller spaces between the different parts.

The researchers interviewed 1700 healthy women with an average age of 48 about their drinking habits.

The interviewed women then underwent ultrasound scans, which showed the hand bones of beer drinkers to be denser.

Source: Daily Mail