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Is it true that Coffee keeps someone from growing?

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Caffeine can contribute to bone brittleness, and bone loss (reduces calcium), so it could be bad for a young person going through puberty. The way to prevent this is to drink more milk and dairy products.

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I have a science based link on the topic in the comments of my answer.
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No.

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no

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No, some of the tallest people come from nations with heavy coffee consumptions and real strong coffee to boot. Genetics and health decide that.

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Not at all. I'm sure that's a myth for parents to keep kids from drinking it.
Although it could explain why I'm so short..

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if its true than my mom should have stopped growing a looooooong time ago

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i think it's a myth

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lol i don't know i been drinking coffee since i was 7 now im 30 years old and still am also 5'5..

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yes yes yes

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no no no

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no. my son is 6 ft. 7 in. and started drinking coffee around 8 on a regular basis. i don't think it stunted his growth. and no that is not a typo, his father is 6 ft. 4 in. and i am 5 ft. 8 in. and i have been drinking coffee since about 6 yrs. old. my daughter is 5ft 9, and my other son is 6 ft 4. genetics, not coffee

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No, that's a myth.

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Here is a link to explain where the myth came from and faulty studies that indicated bone brittleness.
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Coffee is harmless and contains antioxidants.
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http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/edible-innovations/coffee-stunt-growth.htm
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Wow thanks for enlightening me! :)
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I have heard that myth. I think it's the caffeine in the coffee, not the coffee itself. I'm not sure if that myth is true thoughz

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