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October 6, 2006

Cola Habit May Lead to Osteoporosis

Researchers have found that drinking too much cola - both diet and regular - may reduce bone density and contribute to osteoporosis in women. Interestingly, drinking cola seemed to have no effect on men's bone density.

Women who drank cola every week had a bone density that was 5% lower than women who didn't drink any cola.

The researchers did not work out specifically what in cola was to blame, however other studies have suggested that phosphoric acid, which is found in the drink, may cause calcium to be excreted from the body.

Women warned to stop drinking cola to avoid brittle bones

Posted by Staff on October 6, 2006 4:03 AM | DIGG | | furl

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