The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
Vol. 35, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-7
Bioline Code: hn16010
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-7
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Subjective evaluation of the frequency of coffee intake and relationship to osteoporosis in Chinese men|
Yu, Qian; Liu, Zhong-Hua; Lei, Tao & Tang, Zihui
Background: The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the associations between frequency of coffee intake
and osteoporosis (OP) in a general Chinese male sample.
Methods: We conducted a large-scale, community-based, cross-sectional study to investigate the associations by
using a self-report questionnaire to estimate the frequency of coffee intake. A total of 992 men were available for
data analysis in this study. Multiple regression models controlling for confounding factors to include frequency of
coffee intake variable were performed to investigate the relationships for OP.
Results: Positive correlations between frequency of coffee intake and T-score were reported (β = 0.211, P = 0.024).
Multiple regression analysis indicated that the frequency of coffee intake was significantly associated with OP
(P < 0.05 for model 1 and model 2). The men with moderate frequency of coffee intake had a lower prevalence of OP.
Conclusions: The findings indicated that consumption of coffee was independently and significantly associated
with OP. The prevalence of OP was less frequent in Chinese men with moderate coffee intake.
Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02451397
Frequency; Coffee intake; Osteoporosis; Chinese men; Association
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