Is it true that drinking coke makes you stop growing?

@egr134 (193)
Argentina
January 26, 2008 1:01pm CST
Does it affect growth?
1 response
@lisaviews (184)
• United States
27 Jan 08
I cannot find any scientific studies that states that caffeine affects growth either stunting it, or making one grow more. However, I have found that studies have shown too much caffeine can harm a fetus. Say if you drink more than 3 Cokes a day, during pregnancy, you double the chance of having a miscarriage. I also found that since caffeine is a diuretic, it leaches calcium from your bones. Therefore, the more Coke you drink, the higher risk you have for osteoporosis and weakening your bones, so... BE CAREFUL! And continue to love Coca-Cola! America's youth drinks a ton of it, yet we do not have an epidemic of "too" small, non-growing kids! Drink up!