Sodas and osteoporosis

Recent research has proved that teenagers who regularly drink cold drinks or carbonated drinks are more likely to have calcium deficiency.
Soft drink usually substitutes milk thereby lowering calcium intake. it has been found that doubling and  tripling the consumption of soft drinks (about 2 cans per day) decreases consumption of milk by almost half.

Inadequate calcium during adolescence limits bone growth. The lesser the bone laid down during adolesence, the greater the risk of osteoporosis in later life. Moreover, preliminary research suggests that drinking soft drinks can increase the risk of broken bones in adoescents. Even active teenagers who drink sodas are more likely to break a bone than active teenagers who do not drink sodas.

About Sanjana Shenoy

A dietitian from Mangalore, India. A post graduate diploma holder in “Dietetics” and a university topper from Welcomgroup School of Hotel Administration from the prestigious Manipal University. At present working as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. Consultant for corporates like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.

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