Posted by: Meena | 2009/01/30


Hello Doc,

I am a very healthy 40 YO, but have been diagnosed with osteopenia. I am Asian (high risk catagory, apparently) and weigh only 40kg (BMI is 17).
I take 1200mg of Ca per day (with Mg and Zn, Vit D). But I also take brewers yeast and have about 2 cups of coffee everyday.
Firstly, does brewers yeast contribute to bone loss?
Secondly, does moderate intake of coffee contribute to bone loss?
Thirdly, I do weights, running and walking and strength exercises. What is the best type of exercise to prevent me from developing osteoporosis?


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Dear Meena
You are doing all the right things for your bones- remember that because you are tiny, you do start of with less bone than bigger frames individuals- hence the osteopenia.
Brewers yeast will not be harmful to your bones and two cups of coffee per day is fine.
Your exercise regime is also excellent for bone health!

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