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caffeine and osteoporosis in a man
21century posted:
bonebabe responded:
While caffeine plays a part in bone health, I doubt that in itself it would be enough to cause osteoporosis. Usually in men it's because of steroids, antiseizure meds, low testosterone, genetics or secondary to something else. Has your doctor run any tests to see what might be the cause if none of the above apply to you?
Susan Allison, RNC, BSN, MPA responded:
Some people are concerned that the caffeine in coffee, tea and soft drinks, especially colas, may be harmful to bones. Caffeine is found naturally in coffee and tea. It is often added to colas and other soft drinks. Caffeine appears to decrease calcium absorption by a small amount. One study suggests that drinking 330 mg of caffeine, or about four cups of coffee, every day increases the risk of broken bones. In addition to coffee, preliminary research suggests that drinking tea may even positively affect bone. More studies are needed to better understand the relationship between tea and bone health.

If you enjoy drinks that have caffeine, you can make up for any calcium loss by getting enough calcium to meet your body's needs. Since you are 63 years old, you should aim for 1,200 milligrams of calcium and 800-1,000 international units of vitamin D every day.
An_223948 responded:
does caffeine leach calcium
21century replied to bonebabe's response:
my husband needs alung transplant. his bones are not not in good shape so has to build up his bone .
21century replied to Susan Allison, RNC, BSN, MPA's response:
thank you
openmind111 responded:
How the consuption of coffee in the USA compare with the consuption of coffee in other parts of the world, and on the same page compare the percentage of people over 50 y/o
with osteoporosis in these countries.

And lets find some kind of idea, as of why this is the way it is.

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