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does drinking diet pepsi cause osteoporosis?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Osteoporosis: Extensive use of carbonated beverages can potentially steal calcium from the bone.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Phosphoric acid: Dark sodas contain phosphoric acid in them, regular and diet. Over time calcium leeches out of the bone to help to buffer against the acid. This is the presumed mechanism leading to osteopenia in dark soda drinkers. Also, those who drink soda drink less milk so are deprived of additional calcium and vitamin d (fortified).

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