April 15, 2021
S E Reuter et al, 2021. The effect of high-dose, short-term caffeine intake on the renal clearance of calcium, sodium and creatinine in healthy adults. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology published online.
The consumption of caffeine has been linked to osteoporosis, believed to be due to enhanced bone resorption as a result of increased calcium excretion in the urine. However, the amount of calcium in the urine may not necessarily reflect the true effect of caffeine on calcium clearance. This study therefore examined the impact of high-dose, short-term caffeine intake on renal clearance of calcium, sodium and creatinine in healthy adults. In a double-blind clinical study, participants chewed caffeine (n=12) or placebo (n=12) gum for 5 min at 2-hour intervals over a 6-hour treatment period (800mg total caffeine). Caffeine increased renal calcium clearance by 77%. Furthermore, the effect was positively correlated with sodium clearance and urine volume, suggesting that caffeine may act through inhibition of sodium reabsorption in the proximal convoluted tubule. This study confirmed that caffeine does increase renal calcium clearance and fosters the further investigation into safe consumption of caffeine.
Ja tak, jeg vil gerne modtage nyhedsbrev, når der er noget nyt om kaffe og helbred.