Why Old Women Should Get Drunk

These girls have some really big bones.

Other than for the fact that drunk old women are hilarious, new research suggests the dietary silicon found in beer (in the form of orthosilicic acid) is a prime contributor to bone mineral density. Researchers believe that a diet supplemented with moderate beer consumption can increase overall bone health and fight osteoporosis. The exact mechanism of the brewing process which makes the natural silicon in grains and hops more accessible to digestion is unknown, but artificial means have largely been ruled out (meaning its not coming from the bottle or the brewing vats). The study also suggests lighter colored beers with high hops and malt content offer the most silicon for your buck. So, drink up a pint of your favorite Imperial Pale Ale and Cheers! to bone density!

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