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And maybe it works in reverse: plug in those brewing benefits now and avoid those medical problems later:

“A team of researchers is working out a new way to turn the brewery waste into orthopedic devices, leveraging substances naturally found in spent grain for bone grafts and implants . . . Researchers said that a cheaply acquired residue from beer brewing, called bagasse, contains chemical components that are also found in bones, including phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and silica. Once processed, those substances can be used to promote bone regeneration or provide support, or even as bio-coating for medical prosthetics.” Link.