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Study has health warning for people who get red when they drink

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TOKYO, JAPAN (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Do you get red when you drink alcohol? Then, you might want to check out a new study from Japan's Keio University.

Researchers found people who get red when they drink are more likely develop osteoporosis and fracture their femurs. 

The study examined DNA differences in people who do and don't have these fractures.

It found over 57 percent of people who suffered fractures get red when they drink.

In fact, the researchers concluded that subjects who easily turn red from alcohol are more than two times more likely to get an osteoporosis-linked fracture.

What's at work here?

The study says people who get red when they drink are unable to break down the alcohol byproduct acetaldehyde. This weakens cells that build bones can help prevent fractures.

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