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Boozing can harm teen bone health

ANI  |  Washington D.C [USA] 

A recent study has found that teenage girls who regularly drink may have weaker for rest of their lives.

The study, of 87 college women, found that those who regularly drank in high school had lower bone in the spine. That was true even when researchers accounted for other factors that affect bone density--such as exercise, nutrition and smoking habits.

The findings suggested that poorer bone can be added to the list of drinking risks for young women, said of Loyola Marymount University, in

There are well-known short-term risks, LaBrie pointed out, such as alcohol poisoning, car accidents, poor academic performance and sexual assault.

The findings are based on female college students ages 18 to 20--a time when, LaBrie said, bone should still be accruing. Women generally reach their peak bone density at the spine between the ages of 20 and 25.

The team found, women who'd binged frequently since high school had lower bone than their peers. "Frequent" meant they'd binged at least 115 times or nearly twice a month, on average.

LaBrie noted that anything that keeps a young woman from reaching her peak bone mass will probably raise her odds of developing years down the road.

The study is published in

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First Published: Fri, June 15 2018. 07:30 IST