Two cups of Coffee a day can prevent Osteoporosis

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Good news to all the coffee lovers! Here is another reason to enjoy coffee.

According to research conducted in Seoul National University Hospital research team, consumption of coffee reduces the risk osteoporosis. Subject group of the research was 4,066 women at menopause and research was conducted for three years since 2008.

The result says that women who drank a cup of coffee a day on average had risk osteoporosis reduced 33% compared to those who did not drink coffee at all, while those who drank average of two cups of coffee had 36% less probability to develop the disease. Those who drink three or more cups of coffee was not included in the subject group.

Regarding such result, the research team commented that components in coffee, such as estrogen, chlorogenic acid, and diterpene, was found helpful to maintain bone health, increasing the bone density.

However, experts advise that drinking excessive amount of coffee should be avoided since too much caffeine increases calcium release. Less than 330mg of caffeine, which is about 600ml of coffee, is enough if you want to avoid osteoporosis.

Original document available from www.koreadaily.com/news/read.asp?page=4&branch=NEWS&source=&category=lifenleisure.health&art_id=4048501
Translated by Heewon Kim

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