Move over milk: Beer may help with strong bones

02/10/2010 | Reuters

Scientists from the Department of Food Science & Technology at the University of California have issued a report touting beer as a good source of silicon, an important element for supporting bone density and preventing osteoporosis. The study showed pale ales topped the charts with up to 56.5 milligrams of silicon per liter and concluded that varieties rich in malted barley and hops contain the highest levels of the mineral.

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