"Rich Murray" <rmforall at att.net> wrote in message
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>>>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aspartameNM/message/1146> The truth about diet cola, Anastasia Stephens, (London) Evening Standard
> 2005.01.18: Patrick Holford: Rich Murray aspartame research review
>>http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/londoncuts/articles/15991761?source=Evening%20Standard>>editor at thisislondon.co.uk>> This is LONDON 18/01/05 - London Cuts section
>> The truth about diet cola By Anastasia Stephens, Evening Standard
>> PHOSPHORIC ACID
>> FIZZY drinks, even diet varieties, may put your bones at risk, according
> several studies. The culprit is thought to be the high levels of
> acid - diet colas contain 27-39 mg of phosphoric acid per 100 ml.
>> One study found that girls who consumed carbonated beverages had a
> increase in risk of fracture. Another study at Tufts University in the US
> und that women drinking cola regularly had significantly lower bone
> 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."
i wonder about the study's participant's calcium intake? was it adequate?