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Does coffee really "stunt your growth?"


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I know it's a popular saying but I was wondering if anyone had seen/heard anything scientific about coffee affecting growth negatively. I never used to drink it but they moved me to the opening shift at the coffee shop where I work a few months ago, so 5am mornings plus free coffee = a two or three cup per morning habit...

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Coffee doesn't stunt bone growth (the urban legend). I've never heard of any negative effect of caffeine on muscle growth, either. Its mechanism of action (basically enhancing the effect of adrenaline at the molecular level within your cells) doesn't raise any alarms either, since adrenaline is something that can - and should! - be abundant in anyone's bloodstream while working out.

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