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How does caffeine cause osteoporosis?Caffeine is a diuretic substance so it induces...

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platykim | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 1, 2010 at 10:11 AM via web

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How does caffeine cause osteoporosis?

Caffeine is a diuretic substance so it induces urination which also makes secretion of calcium more frequent..... but how does caffeine make urination more frequent??? and how is calcium lost in urination???

or better yet just let me know how caffeine causes osteoporosis if I'm wrong.

I would also like to know how caffeine is regulated in the body and secreted.

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted December 1, 2010 at 12:04 PM (Answer #1)

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Osteoporosis is a disorder of body involving loss of bone tissues. It can be caused by many conditions or diseases such as hormonal diseases, local injury or inflammation, and lack of physical activity, and natural loss of bone as a person grows older.

Contrary to popular belief there is no significant relationship between caffeine and osteoporosis.The article on osteoporosis by enotes referred below clearly states this. This article also gives reference of a paper by Waugh EJ, Lam M-A, Hawker GA, et al. (2009), titled  "Risk factors for low bone mass in healthy 40–60 year old women: A systematic review of the literature", which gives further information supporting this assertion. This paper can be accessed on the second web page referred below.

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