Is it true that drinking coffee will lead to osteoporosis?
Many elderly people think that drinking coffee will lead to a large loss of bone calcium, causing osteoporosis. Is this true?
Let's take a look at the factors that affect bone density:
Age: The proportion of osteoporosis at different ages is also different. Osteoporosis often occurs in people after the age of 40. Women are prone to osteoporosis in the age of 50 to 60 years, and men develop increasing in rate after 60 to 70 years of age.
Lack of regularity and regular exercise in daily life;
Long-term malnutrition, inadequate intake of calcium and vitamin D (daylight);
Bad life styles such as smoking, alcohol, staying up late, etc.
Hormone-regulated dysregulation: Particularly in women after menopause or after ovariectomy, due to decreased secretion of estrogen in the body, osteoporosis occurs due to imbalanced secretion of the body; in addition, long-term use of corticosteroids, barbiturates, pethidine and Heparin is related, some patients need to take these hormones for a long time after other diseases, which leads to the imbalance of the body's secretion and osteoporosis.
Chronic diseases: Patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, renal insufficiency, and gastro-intestinal resection, due to the presence of these diseases, lead to inadequacy of nutrient absorption, slow metabolism, imbalance of hormone secretion, and even mental disorders caused by pain Abnormalities can induce the occurrence and development of osteoporosis;
Skeleton and physique are thin people;
A family history of osteoporosis;
Although most studies have found that caffeine interferes with calcium absorption, it is not actually one of the major factors affecting osteoporosis. However, if the above-mentioned important factors are combined at the same time, for example, insufficient intake of calcium and drinking more than four cups of coffee a day, then caffeine has absolutely negative influence on bone density.
The study also found some interesting connections. People who have a lot of inertia drinking coffee may have a habit of smoking and do not drink milk. Therefore, it is totally unacceptable to completely blame osteoporosis on coffee.
How much does it take to drink will not harm bone density?
Appropriate intake of a small amount of coffee or tea will not only greatly increase the loss of calcium, but also have the effect of refreshing and promoting metabolism. Studies have found that drinking a small amount of coffee does not cause a significant increase in the loss of urinary calcium.
A trial of women aged 50-84 years of age indicates that if drinking more than 4 cups of coffee a day, the risk of hip fractures is increased by 69%.
Therefore, for older women, in order to avoid osteoporosis, excessive intake of caffeine should be avoided. If you want to drink coffee, it is best not to exceed two cups a day, and pay attention to more calcium supplements.