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Coke (Definition)

Coke is a term for the illegal drug cocaine, which provides a stimulant effect ...Read more


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What effect does omeprazole have on iron supplements. Also drinking soft drinks (coke)?

What effect does omeprazole have on iron supplements. Also drinking soft drinks (coke)?

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

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Can drinking too much soda affect iron levels?

Can drinking too much soda affect iron levels?

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

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Can drinking milk everyday could lower your iron level?

Can drinking milk everyday could lower your iron level?

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

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Which type of food/drink can I have to bring up my iron level?

Supplemental iron: How do you know that you have low iron? If you are anemic, you should be evaluated for the cause. Over the counter iron supplements are the easiest way to increase body content of iron, but i would not recommend self treatment without evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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I drink about 1-1.5 ltrs /(4-5) cans of coke zero per week. How can this affect me?

I drink about 1-1.5 ltrs /(4-5) cans of coke zero per week. How can this affect me?

Fine: 4-5 cans of soda a week should be fine. In a rare case, people have severe underlying acid indigestion/gerd/peptic or gastric ulcer disease, and drinking even a few cans be aggrevating. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more