Caffeine can be found in coffee and, to a lesser extent, in tea. Both positive and negative health effects have been described for caffeine. The effects can differ from one condition to another and also depend on the amount of caffeine consumed.
The recommendations differ for adults and children. To reduce your caffeine intake, you can opt for caffeine-free coffee. It also makes sense to avoid energy drinks that contain caffeine.
Caffeine and your health
There are health effects associated with consuming caffeine.
A high caffeine intake increases the risk of osteoporosis
There are indications that the excretion of calcium through the kidneys increases when high levels of caffeine are consumed. This could have adverse effects on the density and structure of your bones, resulting in the risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis. There are also indications, however, that the polyphenols in tea actually have a beneficial effect on bone density.
iGene offers you an insight into your personal risks of developing conditions and tells you whether moderating your caffeine intake may also have a beneficial effect on your health. In addition, an iGene Passport provides you with information on what else you can do to reduce any risks. Here we focus on behaviour that will help you maximise the benefits to your health.
In the publication below you can read more about what iGene can do for you.