Our expert says:
The jury is still out on the question if intakes of large amounts of caffeine will leach calcium out of the body and contribute to osteoporosis. Some studies indicate that this is the case, while other studies did not find this if the subjects did not consume more than those 2 cups of caffeinated coffee a day and also drank at least one glass of milk a day. More recent studies indicate that caffeine does not appear to influence bone loss in healthy women after the menopause. You can certainly drink 2 cups of coffee a day, but I would not have them on an empty stomach in the morning because the caffeine could cause gastritis. Drink the coffee with breakfast which should include some milk or yoghurt (calcium absorption is improved by food intake). If you are worried about osteoporosis, then try taking a calcium supplement such as Calcium Sandoz or Caltrate.
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