Thursday, June 19, 2014

Beer Builds Bones

Another reason to drink craft beer...

Beer Builds Bones

Because it contains silicon, drinking beer may play a part in building stronger bones. Scientists in Spain also realized that the waste left from the beer making process might have some uses in the medical field. After the brewing process, beer leaves behind organic waste products rich in calcium, magnesium, silica, and phosphorus; those “characteristics can be tailored for use as replacement candidates in osteoporotic treatments, coatings for prostheses, bone grafts and orthodontic (dental) implants, for example, with greater cost effectiveness than conventional scaffolds and eliminating the use of non-renewable raw materials or toxic substances in their preparation.” Read more at IFLScience.

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