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Does coffee inhibit calcium absorption?

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Created July 26, 2011 at 12:26 AM

Wondering if anyone had seen anything further on this and whether it is an issue or not. I think the only argument I could find was the acid/base deal but not really concerned with that. Other than that i'm not sure where i reead it, does anyone have any further information on this?

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on July 26, 2011
at 11:37 PM

yeah, thats very true, but not the 'direct' cause that most researchers are looking for (even though most peaple are LR and coffee can obviously increase cortisol when abused)

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on July 26, 2011
at 11:31 PM

thanks, in line with the quilts comment above.

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at 06:54 PM

The mechanism is well known.....it's called high cortisol levels. I see fife to seven times a day. Number one cause of High cortisol is LR though!

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at 06:22 AM

thats why i thought i'd ask. The general gist at the moment is just corrolations in populations, so not really saying much. As usuall the mechanism is probably not understood because it doesnt exist to any significant extent.

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nice one, that could be where the idea came from. I think you can keep benifits of coffee, if you keep intake to a minimum and no other issues as you mentioned

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on July 26, 2011
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It has published that intake of caffeine causes small amounts calcium to be excreted in urine. For every cup of coffee with standard caffeine dose (150 mgs), approximately 5 mg of calcium is lost in the urine. The research on the effects of caffeine on calcium absorption, however, is less conclusive at this time........but considering that coffee is preventative medicine for AD and APOe4 is correlated with AD.....I think drinking coffee is perfectly fine as long as its not excessive or in the face of adrenal issues or pregnenolone steal syndrome.

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on July 26, 2011
at 06:12 AM

nice one, that could be where the idea came from. I think you can keep benifits of coffee, if you keep intake to a minimum and no other issues as you mentioned

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on July 26, 2011
at 11:47 AM

Not enough to be an issue. In fact, if you put a bit of cream in your coffee you'll actually have enough calcium to counteract any calcium loss from the caffeine. Or you could use almond milk since it's calcium fortified.

The biggest thing with coffee is magnesium loss through the urine. A study I'd read mentioned seeing an increase in magnesium loss in the first half of the day, if the subject drank coffee in the morning. I forget how many cups they had, perhaps around 3, but as long as you're eating foods high in Mg throughout the day you'll be fine. And virtually all fruits and veggies have plenty of Mg and K (potassium).

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on July 26, 2011
at 11:31 PM

thanks, in line with the quilts comment above.

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on July 26, 2011
at 04:44 AM

There have been papers supporting a link between caffeine intake and osteoporosis. Decreased bone mineral density has been especially observed in the spine and hip in these studies, together with decreased calcium absorption. The biochemical mechanism is not well understood, although a few have been proposed (doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2009.01.029). Quite frankly, the jury is still out on the whole issue (whether the phenomenon "caffeine-induced osteoporosis" truly exists).

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on July 26, 2011
at 06:22 AM

thats why i thought i'd ask. The general gist at the moment is just corrolations in populations, so not really saying much. As usuall the mechanism is probably not understood because it doesnt exist to any significant extent.

Dfba14aa4980f091ebc9e99719efd2ef

(123)

on July 26, 2011
at 11:37 PM

yeah, thats very true, but not the 'direct' cause that most researchers are looking for (even though most peaple are LR and coffee can obviously increase cortisol when abused)

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on July 26, 2011
at 06:54 PM

The mechanism is well known.....it's called high cortisol levels. I see fife to seven times a day. Number one cause of High cortisol is LR though!

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on November 28, 2012
at 06:24 PM

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