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Can Drinking Coke Affect Your Level Of Iron
Prilisec and Iron: Although iron is mostly absorbed in the small intestine, any agent that alters the ph in the stomach, that is any agent that decreased the production of stomach acid, will affect the environment in the small intestine and will ultimately affect the absorption of vital nutrients as iron. Additionally, the lack of acid in the stomach will sometimes alter the actual molecule in an iron supplement. ...Read more
I have seen reports: that it can, although I am not sure of the mechanism, but it has to be a LOT of soda. The major problem with lots of soda is the calories, and it is a major contributor to the epidemic of overweight, obese and diabetic individuals in the US and western world. It appears to reduce iron absorption in some people. You are far better off with water which is cheaper, healthier and doesn't affect iron. ...Read more
Doubt so in adults: In infants less than 1 year of age, experts say never to give cow milk as it has low iron levels and in the very young iron absorption is messed up by milk/calcium in general. In adults i believe this is much less of an issue, assuming you have no anemia to begin with. I think an adult would have to drink a lot of milk to effect their iron levels. Theoretically possible though! ...Read more
No: Why do you ask? Low iron levels require that (1) you find the cause, and (2) you replace the iron. Low iron levels in middle age are worrisome for cancer, ulcer, hookworm, etc.; I trust that ill-advised vegetarianism is not the cause. Once the cause is identified, your physician will advise you on replacement. Insist on a full explanation of your situation. ...Read more
Why do I always feel dizzy and lightheaded. I drink lots of water and eat good foods. Could it be something to do with my iron levels?
All my bloods are ok and iron level good. The problem is I am really tired. Help please. I do exercise few minutes each day and i drink water?
Diet Coke: I believe you are referring to "diet coke" not just any diet cola. In that case, i believe that overdoing sodas with asparatame--nutrasweet is potentially damaging to your healththe breakdown product of nutrasweet is formic acic--or formaldehyde-same stuff we preserve dead bodies with! it is not good for you. Switch to a diet cola made with stevia. Second best splenda. Then wean yourself to h2o. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I switched to diet coke ab 6 months ago from regular soda. One 20oz bottle daily. Is that bad? Any long term effects?? Don't drink don't smoke.
Good start!: You are doing yourself a favor switching from regular Coke to Diet Coke, because you will take in fewer calories in the long run. However, You are still taking in quite a few artificial ingredients with Diet Coke. Want to be healthier? Try to begin having a day here and a day there where you eliminate the soft drinks altogether. Eventually, you may be able to quit. Good luck. ...Read more
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