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Partial truth about Cola's

Posted by Penny [1429.2450] on October 09, 2006 at 22:53:26:

Anyone who knows me personally, knows that I have been "spouting off the mouth" for years the dangers of colas containing phosphoric acid(nearly all of them), and how detrimental to bone health and function(blood cells are formed in the bones, and lukemia is cancer of the bones, where the bones fail to form those cells of life correctly.

ABC news recently ran a story on the dangers of Cola, causing loss of bone density for those over 60. This is a good start, but it is not the whole story.. I am thrilled, none the less, with the FDA and the CDC's grudging willingness to at least release this much information.

I strongly requst, those of you with children, those of you with health complications, and those of you who care even the tiniest bit about your overall health, to stop consumption of all Cola or products with phosphoric acid.

In the following News release, there is a statement, which by the mention of, "for those over 60", would mislead some people into thinking this is only of concern to those over 60. Please do not be mislead. There is not some magical moment in life where this product spontaneously becomes toxic when the consumer turns 60.



The following link is to the ABC release.
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=2536421&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312

God Bless and Good health to all

Penny





Re: Partial truth about Cola's:aditional comment

Posted by Penny [1429.2450] on October 09, 2006 at 22:56:20:

In Reply to: Partial truth about Cola's posted by Penny [1429.2450] on October 09, 2006 at 22:53:26:

Phosphoric acid occurs naturally in many things that we consume....It is of most concern when this is ADDED to a product, the ammounts are usually far beyond what the body has to ability to detox from in the long term.



Re: Partial truth about Cola's

Posted by Ron [1540.2852] on October 10, 2006 at 03:35:15:

In Reply to: Partial truth about Cola's posted by Penny [1429.2450] on October 09, 2006 at 22:53:26:

Hi Penny,

Does it seem strange that these facts are coming out now, when baby boomers are the target group?

This could be a growth industry since women who are
being tested, are of course going to have bone-loss scores based on age and women who are younger are less likely to be tested..
Only if there was a big difference in the scores between pre-menopausal soda-drinkers and no-soda-drinkers would the studies be valid. Post-menopausal women have a lot of other variables that could affect bone density, such as weight-bearing exercise levels and lack of activity due to being retired and living in a condo with little to do that involves daily routine..
Often, the main activity is walking since computers have taken the place of other, more physical forms of movement. That is not enough.
Working in a garden is becoming a lost art since houses
with vegetable gardens are becoming less appealing than having nice shrubery.
What is wrong with buying a lawnmower and cutting the lawn yourself, instead of hiring some illegal or a kid to do it, while you go to a healthclub for replacement
exercise? Is it fear that the neighbours might see
and laugh about such menial work?
Some think that breaking a fingernail or getting a blister when working is beneath their station, while doing the same thing when on a stairclimber is
acceptable.

"Use it or loose it" was always the slogan that made sense to people in the 70's
Then came the experts who had to tell us how to exercise... Bonnie Prudden, Jane Fonda, Cher,
How did our parents live to the age of 80 or 90 without
such "help"? (and without a HOME GYM)?
Get out of your highrise and live longer.

Ron

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Re: Partial truth about Cola's (I was right)

Posted by Ron [1540.2852] on October 10, 2006 at 03:50:17:

In Reply to: Re: Partial truth about Cola's:aditional comment posted by Penny [1429.2450] on October 09, 2006 at 22:56:20:

Hi Penny,

Here is a link to a detailed article that explains
Phosphoric Acid and its' uses.
See the last half of the article for a discussion on Osteoporosis.

It would not surprise me if the increased consumption of bottled water had more to do with bone loss than we are being told.

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Re: Partial truth about Cola's Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on October 10, 2006 at 07:07:21:

In Reply to: Partial truth about Cola's posted by Penny [1429.2450] on October 09, 2006 at 22:53:26:

Thanks, Penny.

AMEN!

Walt

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Re: Partial truth about Cola's

Posted by Raman [2016.2863] on October 10, 2006 at 08:49:35:

In Reply to: Partial truth about Cola's posted by Penny [1429.2450] on October 09, 2006 at 22:53:26:

I would agree. If you look at most if the sift drinks, you also have corn syrup which is put in their only because it's cheeper than sugar. It's affect on the body from what I've read appears to be far worse and longer lasting than sugar. I would like to ask others what they think regarding this.

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Re: Partial truth about Cola's

Posted by Charles [5739.1351] on October 11, 2006 at 17:51:38:

In Reply to: Partial truth about Cola's posted by Penny [1429.2450] on October 09, 2006 at 22:53:26:

If what you say is true, someone should be monitoring me. For the past 30 years I have averaged drinking over 160 ounces of coke per day and as much as 288 ounces. I would say I am in relatively good shape for a 58 year old male. For the greatest majority of the time, I have done without dinner, instead drinking a coke and going back to work.



Re: Partial truth about Cola's

Posted by Jayne S. [6666.2844] on October 12, 2006 at 19:50:30:

In Reply to: Re: Partial truth about Cola's posted by Charles [5739.1351] on October 11, 2006 at 17:51:38:

????????? what can anyone say, Charles????????????

You're only 58 - I had my HA at 62,,,so you got a few years yet!

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Re: Partial truth about Cola's

Posted by Ron [1540.2852] on October 16, 2006 at 11:15:59:

In Reply to: Re: Partial truth about Cola's posted by Charles [5739.1351] on October 11, 2006 at 17:51:38:

Hi Charles,

Your heart may be OK, but look at the fixation on Tobacco. Maybe you are rubbing it on your stomach to get through the hunger pangs. For all we know, you may even be eating it as a snack. ;?)

Ron

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