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European metal festival season is in full swing, and metalheads in campgrounds all over Europe are indulging in the traditional beer breakfast. According to a new study, they could be doing their bones a favour.

Researchers at the Department of Food Science & Technology at the University of California have discovered that beer contains dietary silicon in a highly digestible form. That means it’s good for increasing the mineral density of your bones.

Of course, the study did say “moderate” beer consumption may be beneficial. They also pointed out that there are many other sources of dietary silicon, including oatmeal, dried dates, granola cereal and high-fiber wheat bran cereal.

But that just sounds like a recipe for beer on your cereal to me!

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