Subjective evaluation of the frequency of coffee intake and relationship to osteoporosis in Chinese men

J Health Popul Nutr. 2016 Aug 5;35(1):24. doi: 10.1186/s41043-016-0060-2.


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:, NCT02451397.

Keywords: Association; Chinese men; Coffee intake; Frequency; Osteoporosis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Coffea
  • Coffee / adverse effects*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Feeding Behavior*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Osteoporosis / etiology*
  • Risk Factors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires


  • Coffee

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