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Beer could stop bones going brittle - Telegraph

It is thought that the high level of silicon in beer slows down the thinning that leads to fractures and boosts the formation of new bone, the journal Nutrition reports.
Beer is also rich in phytoestrogens, plant versions of oestrogen, which keep bones healthy.

Silicon and oestrogen, beer boobs?

I do know the difference between silicon and silicone but through my blurry eyes first thing in the morning....


The high silicon content of beer and its links to bone health have been known for years. Why is this 'news'?

I think you mean "Silicone" as regards boobs....

Please try not to get like all the cretinous journalists in tabloids and eleswhere, who refer to "silicon implants". (The poor girls would find pure silicon agonisingly painful, dense, and intensenyl hard.)

"Silicones" are a class of unreactive methoxysilane polymers, whose physical properties mimic closely the density and plasticity of human flesh....

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