Alcohol Overuse: Cutting to the Bone

Martin Ronis, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, Comprehensive Alcohol Research Center, LSUHSC New Orleans
Location: Lion's 6th floor large conference room

For more information or program materials email Martin Ronis, PhD at

CME Learning Objectives:

1.Understand that alcohol consumption has U-shaped effects on bone quality with increased risk of osteopenia/osteoporosis in heavy drinkers

2.Understand that ethanol consumption can inhibit bone formation and stimulate bone resorption as a result of both direct effects on bone cells and indirectly as a result of endocrine disruption.

3.Understand how ethanol consumption increases bone marrow adiposity

4.Understand that alcohol consumption blocks bone rebuilding post-weaning in breast feeding women.

5. Understand how dietary antioxidants can prevent many of the alcohol effects on bone turnover.

Accreditation: The Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: The Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans designates this live activity for a maximum 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.