Osteoporosis And Coke

@cyrus123 (6383)
United States
March 17, 2009 5:16pm CST
This has always been my favorite beverage. However, I drink diet coke most of the time these days. I only drink regular coke (or coke classic) when I go out to eat, at potluck at church, or holidays. These are the times I just eat or drink whatever I want. In other words, I just enjoy myself. Most of the time, I watch what I eat because I'm concerned about gaining weight. I'm also aware that drinking too many cokes is not good for you. As a matter of fact, when I was a child I preferred coke or iced tea to milk. My parents tried their best to get me to drink more milk but to no avail. I'm having to pay for it now because I found out nine years ago that I'm at risk for osteoporosis. Of course, I'm aware that osteoporosis is also hereditary. My mother also had it. She didn't drink as many cokes as I did. I think her mother (my grandmother) also had it because I remember how humped over in her back she got. However, nobody knew anything about osteoporosis back then. I'm also aware that you can still get osteoporosis no matter how much milk you drink and there are also other factors to consider such as exercise, which I try to do everyday. I have been on Fosamax once a week for nine years.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
17 Mar 09
Cheese, soy, ice cream, salmon, even some vegetables have calcium. New cells are being created in the body all the time. Better late than never, right?
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
2 Aug 09
Yes, better late than never. Thank you for responding. Kathy.
18 Mar 09
Hi there! I'm fund of drinking coke too, and i used to drink coke light and zero everytime i studied late at night. It makes me sleepy when i've got nothing to drink at all. I'm quite worried, I might have diabeties. hehehe.. But,,, i have no osteoporosis, what I've got is mild dextro scoliosis. It is a bone illness also: backbone. It is difficult for me to drink milk, but I'm trying, because sometimes my back is aching,,
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