Women that often drink Coca Cola are at greater risk of getting osteoporosis, is said by the American scientists who have made an assessment to 2500 people.
This research, made on both men and women, has shown that consuming Coca Cola is connected with the low density of bone mass at women, irrespective of their age or the quantity of coke they import in their organism daily. Unlike women, this is not the case for men.
The number of women suffering from osteoporosis, or most commonly known as bone disease, in Great Britain is more than a million, and it is supposed that the real number is even greater.
Men involved in this case drank five glasses of Coca Cola per week, while women have drunk one glass less. Scientists have discovered that drinking this drink is connected to the lower density of bone mineral mass, the low bone mineral density is noted at women that drank other drinks too. The ingredients of Coca Cola, for example phosphoric acid, as assumed by the scientists, could possibly be the reason for the loss of calcium from the bones.
Catherine Thacker, the manager of epidemiology department of Boston University says: “We believe that after consuming large quantities of Coca Cola , the phosphoric acid consisted in this drink provokes acid pH in blood, which leads to dissolution of calcium in the bones, that results with balance disorder of the whole organism.
Catherine advises women, especially those at risk of osteoporosis, to cut down on Cocca Cola usage and drink occasionally.
“What is intriguing for us scientists, is that even at women that have taken enough quantity of calcium in their organism through food or tablets, and in the same time consumed four glasses of Coca Cola weekly, is shown that there is a negative influence to the bone mineral mass from this drink.” says Dr Thacker.