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Children are often dissuaded from drinking coffee by their elders for one major reason: It will reportedly stunt your growth. But according to Harvard Health Publishing, that myth simply is not true. The “coffee will make you short” rumor started because it was believed that caffeine would diminish the amount of calcium in a child’s bones and cause osteoporosis. However, the effect of caffeine on calcium excretion is negligible. Instead, the increase in osteoporosis among coffee drinkers may simply be because java fans are drinking less milk and juice in the morning, opting for black coffee instead. In fact, coffee is said to have many health advantages and there are plenty of reasons that you should drink coffee every day.