the drink of the devil

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21/02/2003 at 23:33
coke leeches the calcium from your bones.
cola is the only soft drink to contain phosphoric acid which reacts with the calcium in the bones and removes it, forming calcium phosphate.
this leaves the bones with a hollow and empty hexagonal structure where the calcium ions have been removed, therefore making them weaker, more brittle, and more likely to break.
this leaves you more susceptible to stress fractures and other bone disorders, including regular breaks.
it also increases your risk of osteoperosis in later life, especially in women.
even worse for the ladies, as all the calcium which will ever be laid down in their bones, is laid down in the first 30-35 years of their life, so after that, any calcium lost or removed, cannot be replaced.
i was horrified.
makes me thankful i haven't drank coke since age 5.
i though it my duty to tell you all, as my partner has just suffered two stress fractures.
doesn't this shock you!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Monique    pirate
21/02/2003 at 23:36
But it prevents squits after open water swims!
22/02/2003 at 00:20
Very helpful

(always felt guilty when diluting the stolichyna !)
22/02/2003 at 08:28
Does that include diet ( or "light" ) coke ?
22/02/2003 at 09:51
All CO2 carbonated drinks also cause dental erosion, whether diet or not!
That includes tonic and beer!!!
22/02/2003 at 10:17
Blimey combine a coke with a McD and you are really on to a loser.
22/02/2003 at 11:41
To compensate, I think we should do something healthy.

How about running?

Hang on a minute....
22/02/2003 at 12:41
R-u-n-n-i-n-g? Is that as well as foruming?
22/02/2003 at 12:48
Phil, can you give me a source, please? I'd like to read more about this.
22/02/2003 at 14:40
I know a blond who snorts Sweet 'n' Low. She thinks it's diet coke.
22/02/2003 at 14:42
I don't drink Coca Cola myself, but it's a great bike chain de-greaser.
22/02/2003 at 15:52
Is red bull alright for you - with or without vodka??
22/02/2003 at 16:54
.........and I have been wasting good money on a proprietary bike chain degreaser. Does it need to be flat or is straight out of the can/bottle OK?
22/02/2003 at 17:08
It's too late for me, but when I came across that information a few years ago I was alarmed enough to stop buying sugar-free cola drinks for domestic consumption. We'd previously got through 6-8 litres of the stuff every week.
22/02/2003 at 20:09
see, i have a dinosaur backing me up. you can get an actual source for this information at:

http://www2.coca-cola.com/ourcompany/columns_bones.html
(coca colas official slant---can you feel the pro-coke propaganda?)

http://www.cheshire-med.com/services/dietary/nutrinew/sodaJH.html
(a med. students personal advice, information and opinions)

http://www.heise.de/tp/english/inhalt/co/8309/1.html
(see from paragrpg 7 for the relevant information to this thread)

http://www.cspinet.org/sodapop/liquid_candy.htm
22/02/2003 at 20:10
:o
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
22/02/2003 at 20:31
Not only that, but if you fill a tumbler glass 2/3 full with white sugar, that's how much is in a glass of coke!
22/02/2003 at 20:34
Thanks Phil, I'm going to have a read through that. Good thing I don't like cola!
22/02/2003 at 20:45
no worries
i got more if you want it......
22/02/2003 at 20:53
The med student link is a bit dodgy - I mean coke will not lead to a net loss of liquid as she claims and drinking 100% juice is not something your dentist would recommend - seeing as she slates coke for being bad for your teeth you'd think she would know that.
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