Drinking coffee can be beneficial for your bones, study says

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Drinking coffee can be beneficial to bone health, according to a study by The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

The study conducted on 564 people found that people who "habitually drank coffee had higher bone mass density than non-coffee drinkers."

Previous research has shown that the more caffeine a person drinks, the more calcium is excreted from the body. But that may not be the case.

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Chad Deal, M.D., of the Cleveland Clinic says, "three metabolites, in particular, were associated with an increase in bone density in the population, and also, a decrease in the risk of fracture."

Doctors suggest people who are heavy coffee drinkers and have low bone mass to get tested to check calcium levels.
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