Coffee Is Good For Your Bones
Ah, coffee—the beverage that makes our world go around. This simple brew has been shown to not only increase longevity and enhance exercise performance but also reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and fight cancer. Most recently you can now add increased bone strength to the list. Step aside, milk, there’s a new osteo-hero in town, and its name is coffee.
Researchers from the University of Hong Kong found that coffee lovers tend to have stronger bones than non-coffee drinkers. They found a robust association between habitual coffee consumption and the prevention of bone fractures in later life. The results are both surprising and significant because they counter to decades of prior findings on the subject of coffee and bone health. They used to argue that coffee may adversely affect bone density and lead to osteoporosis, given the negative effect of caffeine on calcium absorption.
What Was The Verdict?
Researchers assayed the bone mineral density of 564 Chinese adults enrolled in an osteoporosis study, separating the coffee drinkers from the abstainers. After they compared the two groups, the researchers found coffee drinkers to have a “significantly higher bone mineral density, specifically identifying three molecules AFMU, 3-hydroxyhippurate, and trigonelline—that were associated with both coffee consumption and strong bones that were less likely to fracture.
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