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Excess caffeine can facilitate osteoporosis. This is what a recent study revealed.
For most coffee drinkers, coffee is one of the best parts of the mornings. As part of many people’s rituals, the smell and taste of coffee indicate that it’s time to start the day and get things done. The energy shock it provides is one of the reasons it is so popular, but it is also kind of problematic.
While it would be great to drink coffee all the time, consuming too much of it can hurt us. According to new research, it can increase your chances of developing osteoporosis.
The study, published in British Journal of Pharmacology, found a link between high doses of caffeine and osteoporosis.
The researchers studied data from 24 people divided into two groups. The first group was asked to chew a decaffeinated gum; the second, a rubber with caffeine. Over the course of six hours, the two groups received more chewing gum, and the latter group consumed about 800 mg of coffee a day, the equivalent of about eight cups of coffee.
The group that chewed the gum with caffeine experienced several changes in their systems, including the presence of calcium in the urine. This percentage increased by 77% compared to the start of the study, suggesting that the kidneys removed calcium from the body faster than the body could replenish it.
While this study is a magnificent picture of people’s coffee habits (eight cups of coffee a day is a bit excessive, even for heavy coffee drinkers), it reflects the effects of caffeine on the body. There is a wide variety of caffeinated beverages on the market, meaning that by drinking coffee, a bottle of soda and an energy drink, you may introduce a lot of caffeine into your body without knowing the side effects.
The FDA suggests do not consume more than 400 mg of coffee a day. However, you should balance it by exercising regularly, as this improves bone health and consumes healthy foods that can increase the amount of calcium you consume.
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