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Dr. David Brownstein, M.D
Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

Tags: hip fracture | soda | phosphorus | elderly

Soda Linked to Hip Fractures

David Brownstein, M.D. By Friday, 23 March 2018 03:29 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

To examine the risk of soda intake with hip fractures, researchers studied 73,572 women from the Nurses’ Health Study.

After 30 years of follow-up, they found that each serving of soda per day was associated with a 14 percent increase in risk of hip fracture, according to a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The risk was elevated in consumers of both regular (19 percent) and diet (12 percent) soda.

The risk did not differ between colas and non-colas, or sodas with or without caffeine.

The authors concluded, “Increased soda consumption of all types may be associated with increased risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women . . . ”

Hip fractures are too common. In the elderly, such fractures can lead to higher risk of mortality.

Soda is high in phosphorus. In order to buffer the excess phosphorus load, the body releases calcium and other minerals from bones, leading to poor bone health.

Unfortunately, taking calcium is not the answer; stopping soda ingestion and eating better is.

Children who drink too much soda are more at risk for bone and other health problems later in life.

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Hip fractures are too common. In the elderly, such fractures can lead to higher risk of mortality.
hip fracture, soda, phosphorus, elderly
Friday, 23 March 2018 03:29 PM
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