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Drinking caffeinated coffee can increase calcium loss and reduce calcium absorption, but this is unlikely to significantly impact bone health provided calcium intake is adequate. In fact, some research has linked coffee intake with a reduced risk of developing osteoporosis, although the amount and type of coffee may affect the potential benefit.

Although research has been inconsistent, recent observational studies have found no link between coffee intake and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, drinking caffeinated coffee may interfere with the effectiveness of certain treatments for RA.

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