Daily Coffee Drinkers Have Stronger Bones: New Study

Daily Coffee Drinkers Have Stronger Bones: New Study

In a new study , conducted by researchers at the University of Hong Kong, 564 Chinese adults who had enrolled in osteoporosis research have been analyzed .

The study compared the bone mineral density of those who said they drank coffee regularly with those who did not. In general, the former enjoyed a significantly higher mineral density , a marker that suggests that one has strong bones.

Little evidence?

Specifically, the researchers identified three particular molecules that were associated with both coffee consumption and strong bones that were less likely to fracture.

Although the study was relatively small and relied on people’s self-reports of their coffee consumption, an undoubtedly imperfect method, the evidence seems strong enough to help establish the correlation, as there are previous studies that point towards the same direction.

Some of the strongest research comes from a 2012 National Institutes of Health study of more than 400,000 Americans: Regular coffee drinkers were less likely to die from any cause, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Another study of more than 500,000 Europeans in 2017 came to the same conclusion.

So it seems like good news for coffee drinkers. Naturally, you don’t have to drink coffee just for good health. There are likely other variables that we are not taking into account.