Although many office workers are used to refueling with a cup of coffee every morning, prolonged coffee use will negatively affect the absorption of calcium into the bones. A hip fracture was the consequence of a middle-aged woman's unintentional slip and fall during her shower a few days prior. Following diagnosis, it was discovered that the woman had osteoporosis and had drunk three cups of coffee a day for thirty years. Physicians concluded that this may be connected to her chronic coffee use.
Doctors caution against daily coffee use since it can affect calcium absorption by the bones and accelerate bone aging.Photo reproduced from pixabay
According to the attending physician, just 1% of clinical instances are similar to the patient's scenario, making it extremely uncommon. Fractures cannot result from falls with a normal bone mass density (BMD) of +1 to -1; however, the lady has osteoporosis, and her BMD is less than -2.5. A "hip fracture" typically affects the elderly, and there is a significant risk of mortality and disability.
Doctors also caution against consuming coffee since it contains substances like oxalic acid and caffeine that can increase calcium loss and impair calcium absorption. Drinking more than two cups of coffee a day is not recommended. Long-term high-sodium, high-protein, and soft drink intake can very easily cause or hasten bone loss.