Cola Drinks and Brittle Bones
Cola Drinks and Brittle bones The absorption of calcium is affected by: Caffeine Phosphoric acid And high fructose corn syrup Cola drinks contain phosphoric acid and caffeine. These interfere with Calcium absorption. Even 4 drinks a week can lead to a 3.8% drop in bone density. This is significant. It is important for young people to drink more low fat milk products for added calcium and to restrict the intake of Cola drinks such as Coke and Pepsi. Modern trends in young people for soft drinks and poor diet in general could result in a large increase in osteoporosis in the future. With obesity being a growing concern, more low fat dairy may help this trend as well. We should all drink more water, aiming for 6 to 8 glasses or more a day if the weather is hot.
Added to site on : Tuesday, 27 March 2007