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July 1997 Issue

Caffeine Innocent of Bone-Loss Charges

Caffeine may not rob bone of strength after all. So concludes a Penn State University study that compared the bone densities of 138 healthy post-menopausal women, ages 55 to 70. Though the researchers counted caffeine from all sources, including tea and even chocolate, 90% of it came from coffee. Each woman's life-long coffee intake was then classified as either low (0 to 2 cups daily), moderate (3 to 4 cups) or high (5

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