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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a new research study, the intake of alcoholic beverages by HIV-infected people is directly correlated to lower levels of a protein involved in bone formation, thus increasing the risk of osteoporosis.

The findings are drawn from a team of researchers at Boston University in the United States who have conducted a study published in the scientific journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Among HIV-infected individuals, it is common for bone mass to decrease gradually, even when taking anti-retrovirals.

"We did not find an amount of alcohol intake that seemed 'safe' for . . .

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