Osteoporosis, a disease caused by reduction in the mineral content of the bone, which may ultimately lead to bone fracture, could be prevalent in older women who frequently drink Cola, a drink containing caffeine, popular among Americans. This disease is usually treated by adding Calcium and Vitamin D to the diet.


A study conducted by Katherine Tucker, PhD, director of the Epidemiology and Dietary Assessment Program at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, and her colleagues, to unearth the link between cola consumption and Osteoporosis, showed that women who are around 60 and drank a lot of cola had lower mineral content in their hip bones.


The study, which analyzed the bone mineral density measurements in 2,500 participants with an average age of 60, did not consider the dietary behavior or the use of alcohols or cigarettes by participants. Dr. Tucker found that women who drank a lot of cola were more susceptible to Osteoporosis than those who consumed this drink occasionally. Carbonated drinks other than Cola were not found to cause lower bone mineral density in women.

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