Bone Density - Effects of Carbonated Drinks

The second biggest risk to drinking soda is the risk of losing bone density. In fact, there’s a very strong correlation between soda drinkers and the risk of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a disease that affects both men and women, though due to testosterone’s impact on bone development it affects men less than women.

Osteoporosis is a disease that leads to significant bone loss and fragile bones. The spine and hips appear to be particularly fragile which can cause debilitating breaks.

Why does soda cause bone loss? The answer isn’t particularly clear. It used to be believed that the carbonation somehow depleted the bone tissue. However, studies with carbonated water haven’t shown bone loss.

It’s when men and women drink soft drinks like coke and Pepsi that they experience significant bone loss.

The average woman after the age of about 40 loses between two and five percent of their bone density each year.

Drink soda and you add another four percent onto that number which means that women can lose up to nine percent of their bone density each year.

It’s a fast track to a wheelchair and fractures of the hip and spine and can be deadly.

Doctors and scientists aren’t exactly sure why bone loss occurs with soda. There are a few theories.

They believe that people who drink soda are replacing other healthy beverages with soft drinks so instead of drinking milk, which has calcium and vitamin D – both bone building nutrients, they drink a soda.

Caffeine seems to play a role in bone depletion as does phosphorus which is found in many sodas.

Both caffeinated and non-caffeinated beverages do cause bone loss but the ones with caffeine seem to cause more damage.

Learn more in this section here about how to juice for health

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Health.

"Power Tips" magazine is back!
You Get A Free Complete Self Help Report delivered to your email box every edition, plus you get a free PLR article and other great gifts!

SUBSCRIBE BELOW ...  I promise you will want to USE what you learn!

I really want to know what you think of this site, this page, and to hear your tips or suggestions about it.

So please share your story or simply add a Comment in the comment box.

If you feel that the information on this page has been useful to you please give it a Like or share it with your friends - thanks!!

You are a life Saver!!

I recently discovered this site and I can tell you that my life has not been the same. I now come here EVERYDAY and spend at least 1 hour.

I used to spend that time browsing online fashion and beauty magazine which just means that I spend more. Now I have replaced that habit with coming here.

In future I will think about contributing articles as well. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!! and God bless"

Contact Us | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | FAQ | Testimonials

Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.