Caffeine and the calcium economy revisited

M. J. Barger-Lux, R. P. Heaney

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We report an analysis of data from 560 calcium balance studies carried out on 190 women aged 34.8-69.3 years at the time of study. The main purposes were to confirm a previously observed association between caffeine intake and calcium balance, and to attribute the association, if possible, to specific component(s) of balance. We found a caffeine relationship such that for every 6 fl oz (177.5 ml) serving of caffeine-containing coffee, calcium balance was more negative by 0.114 mmol/day (4.6 mg/day) (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-102
Number of pages6
JournalOsteoporosis International
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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