The truth about diet cola, Anastasia Stephens, (London) Evening Standard 2005.01.18: Patrick Holford: Rich Murray aspartame research review

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"Rich Murray" <rmforall at att.net> wrote in message 
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> The truth about diet cola, Anastasia Stephens, (London) Evening Standard
> 2005.01.18: Patrick Holford: Rich Murray aspartame research review
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> http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/londoncuts/articles/15991761?source=Evening%20Standard
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> editor at thisislondon.co.uk
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> This is LONDON   18/01/05 - London Cuts section
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> The truth about diet cola   By Anastasia Stephens, Evening Standard
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> PHOSPHORIC ACID
>
> FIZZY drinks, even diet varieties, may put your bones at risk, according 
> to
> several studies. The culprit is thought to be the high levels of 
> phosphoric
> acid - diet colas contain 27-39 mg of phosphoric acid per 100 ml.
>
> One study found that girls who consumed carbonated beverages had a 
> threefold
> increase in risk of fracture. Another study at Tufts University in the US 
> fo
> und that women drinking cola regularly had significantly lower bone 
> density
> than those who didn't.
>
> "We think the problem is that these drinks contain phosphoric acid without
> any calcium," says Katherine Tucker, associate professor of nutritional
> epidemiology, who conducted the study. "In the body, these two substances
> need to be balanced. If you take in phosphoric acid alone, the extra
> phosphorus binds with calcium and prevents it from being absorbed."
>
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i wonder about the study's participant's calcium intake?  was it adequate? 





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