Do you often drink coke can lead to osteoporosis?

Coke is loved by many young people, but some people are worried about it. One of the reasons is that it fears that drinking coke will lead to osteoporosis . So what exactly is osteoporosis? What are the common causes of osteoporosis? Can Coke really cause osteoporosis? How to prevent osteoporosis?


What is osteoporosis?


Osteoporosis (OP) is a generalized bone disease characterized by reduced bone mass, impaired bone mass and decreased bone strength, resulting in increased bone fragility and fracture .


Osteoporosis can occur in different genders and ages, but is more common in postmenopausal women and older men. Osteoporosis is divided into two major categories of primary and secondary, the following mainly relates to primary osteoporosis.


What are the common causes of osteoporosis?


Osteoporosis is affected by innate and acquired factors.


Innate factors refer to race, gender, age and family history;


Acquired factors include drugs, diseases, nutrition and lifestyle. Among them, nutrition plays an important role in the development of osteoporosis. Calcium, vitamin D, protein and energy are known, and phosphorus, magnesium and trace elements as well as vitamin C and vitamin K are all related to bone health.


In addition, smoking, excessive drinking, excessive intake of coffee, carbonated drinks, salt, etc. are also risk factors for osteoporosis diet.


Can drinking cola lead to osteoporosis?


The main components associated with osteoporosis in Coke are phosphoric acid and caffeine.


Phosphoric acid:


Phosphoric acid is a source of cola sourness. Among them, phosphorus is a necessary constant element of the human body, which, like calcium, is an important constituent of the bones and teeth.


Some studies suggest that if long-term intake of too much phosphorus can damage the balance of calcium and phosphorus mechanisms, which is not conducive to the prevention and treatment of bone metabolism and osteoporosis.


Especially for sensitive people, such as young people in the growth and development and the elderly with decreased absorption and retention of calcium, high phosphorus diet may cause hypocalcemia and secondary hyperparathyroidism and promote bone resorption , Accelerating bone loss, reducing bone mass, may to some extent be a cause of osteoporosis.


In fact, for adults 18-49 years of age, the recommended phosphorus intake per day is 720 mg, up to 3500 mg (the "tolerable maximum intake" value).


The 1 can Coke (330 ml) contains 33 mg of phosphorus [6], accounting for only 4.6% of the recommended phosphorus intake for one day, and 100 times more than the maximum intake of 3500 mg. In addition, 1 can of Cola in the content of phosphorus is not as good as drink 100 ml of milk (73 mg of phosphorus), or eat 1 two lean pork (95 mg phosphorus), or eat 1 two tofu (60 mg phosphorus), or eat 1 egg 65 grams of phosphorus) much more.




In addition to phosphorus, caffeine is also an important factor affecting calcium absorption.


Caffeine belongs to a class of chemicals called methylxanthines. It is usually found in drinks or foods such as coffee, tea, chocolate, etc. If taken in excess, caffeine will produce mild diuresis and increase urinary calcium excretion. Therefore, a large number of people drink tea, coffee, the risk of osteoporosis will be relatively high.


In fact, regardless of phosphorus or caffeine, to the health hazards of human bones, are needed to reach a certain amount. We do not know exactly how much Cola to drink, how long it will lead to osteoporosis.


However, due to the occurrence of osteoporosis by a number of different factors, if you simply think that drinking cola can lead to osteoporosis, it is more one-sided understanding. But even so, Cola is after all a high-sugar, high-calorie drink, with too much daily intake producing many other negative effects, or drinking moderately.


How to prevent osteoporosis?
Balanced diet


Increase dietary intake of calcium and protein, low-salt diet.


Among them, calcium intake for the prevention of osteoporosis has an irreplaceable role.


Milk and its products are the best sources of dietary calcium. Beans, nuts, small fish that can eat the bone, shrimp, shellfish, fish, eggs, some dark green leafy vegetables can also be used as one of the sources of calcium.


If it is difficult to get enough dietary calcium, but also under the guidance of a doctor to eat some calcium.


In addition, you should also avoid smoking, alcoholism (the proposed daily amount of alcohol control 570 ml of standard beer, white wine 60 ml, wine 240 ml or aperitif 120 ml), excessive intake of caffeine (recommended drinking coffee plus milk) and High-phosphorus drinks.


Moderate exercise


Exercise can make the bones stronger, but also helps to enhance the body's reactivity, improve balance and reduce the risk of falls.


Usually should be planned to exercise, such as walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, dumbbells and so on. The specific amount of exercise should be determined according to their own actual situation, slightly sweating after exercise, body refreshing is appropriate, if the exercise is very tired, indicating excessive, should be gradual.


Add daylight


Appropriate sun exposure to the normal generation of vitamin D and calcium absorption has an important role. Recommended normal average daily at least 20 minutes to ensure sunshine.




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