Does coffee stunt your growth?

by Roger
(laval, quebec)


My mom says I shouldn’t be drinking coffee because it will stunt my growth. I think that’s BS, but can’t find anything to show her that will change her mind. If you have any information on this, to stop the nagging, that would be great.


There is no truth to the assertion that coffee stunts your growth. It is an old wives’ tale that has been around for a long time now.

And yes, moms love to say this when they want you to stop drinking coffee. Most of the time, they are actually more worried about the effects of coffee as a stimulant. But they figure that teenagers won’t worry at all about coffee being a stimulant, but will worry about their growth being stunted.

So...don’t worry about it.

If you want to impress your mom, show her all the very positive health benefits of drinking coffee on coffee benefits page.

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May 30, 2010
@coffee adict
by: Anonymous

The tale is, that coffee stunts your growth. Your claiming you shrunk. Stunted growth is just "a reduced growth rate". Not shrinkage.

Apr 22, 2010
i am living proof that this is incorect
by: coffee adict

i started drinking coffee in september, and i was 5'2". now it is late april, and i am 5' exactly :(

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