[PHNUTR-L] RE: [Ncc] Fizzy drinks may lead to calcium loss,
Bobroff at ifas.ufl.edu
Wed Jun 8 06:21:30 PDT 2005
Wonder why they didn't use club soda or seltzer in this study, to separate the effects of the other ingredients in Coke ... hopefully someone will do this necessary study to make this more clear. Must I give up my beloved seltzer??
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Subject: Re: [Ncc] Fizzy drinks may lead to calcium loss, bone thinning
I, too, believe that phosphoric acid is the culprit in bone compromise, not
CO2. Separating the CO2 from the drink is easy--shake it or belch it (
"eructation" is the proper word ).
Separating the phosphoric acid is a challenge.
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Subject: RE: [Ncc] Fizzy drinks may lead to calcium loss, bone thinning
> If my thinking is right, isn't it the phosphoric acid that's the problem?
> was always under the assumption that naturally carbonated water (Perrier,
> Gerolsteiner, etc) was fine and didn't have this same effect. Tom,
> know any differently?
> Susan Allen, RD, CCN
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> Colleagues, the following is FYI and does not necessarily reflect my own
> opinion. I have no further knowledge of the topic.
> Fizzy drinks may weaken bones
> Monday, 06 June , 2005, 11:52
> London: Drinking large amounts of fizzy drinks may weaken one's bones
> and increase the risk of bone disease, according to a scientific study.
> The report, by a Danish research institution, is the first evidence that
> fizzy drinks may impair bone development by depleting calcium stores in
> the body.
> Drinks are made fizzy by adding carbon dioxide, which also increases
> acidity. This acid can enter the bloodstream where the body tries to
> neutralise it with calcium, the alkaline mineral that helps to build
> The study by the Centre for Advanced Food Studies measured bone loss and
> bone formation in drinkers consuming large amounts of Coca-Cola, The
> Sunday Times reported.
> Over 10 days the researchers asked 11 men to drink 2 1/2 litres of
> Coca-Cola each day. Then the same men were asked to drink the same
> amount of milk for 10 days.
> During the period they drank Coca-Cola, the inadequate intake of calcium
> led to a significant loss of bone and a decrease in bone building.
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