Cola Drinkers Risk Osteoporosis

 

 

Women who drink cola risk osteoporosis at a much higher percentage than women who don't drink cola.

Studies conducted at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University showed lower bone mineral density in all women of all ages, and diet. The more cola drank, the lower the bone mineral density was.

It made no distinction between sweetened or diet cola. Results were the same.

Scientists theorize that it's the phosphoric acid in dark cola which reacts with the calcium in the bone.

Men's bones were not affected because they have more bone mass than women to start with.

Sources:

http://www.upi.com/ConsumerHealthDaily/view.php?StoryID=20061006-041004-6257r

http://www.apluswriting.net/diettips/evitaminscalcium.htm

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