does coffee really stunt growth
Dear brokenxxx, The reason for this wife tale stems from the fact that coffee can deplete the body of calcium. Calcium plays a major part in bone growth and children or teens who drink coffee are depleting their bodies so adults say it stunts growth. In a round about way you can say it's kind of true...calcium is needed to make bones grow so less calcuim the slower the growth. Sue...good luck
I'm 5'9'' and I've been drinking coffee forever. It hasn't affected my growth. I don't knpw about the calcuim bit cause I'm lactose intolerent so not big on milk and stuff cause I have to take medication to drink it. But I can tell you it hasn't affected my own growth or my 6'1'' bro.
I've been drinking coffee since I was 12 and I'm taller than most people. I suppose it is possible that I'd be even taller without drinking coffee but I doubt it.
Well I'm 17 and almost 5'8 and I recently started drinking expresso and I'm still growing a lot so I think it's a myth as well.
I drink more milk & stuff w. calcium than I do coffee
I dont thinkk so