Weekly Health Tips
Soda May Raise Risk of Fracture
A recent study showed that drinking soda may increase the risk of hip fracture in post-menopausal women. Each daily 12 oz. serving of soda was linked with a 14% increase in hip fracture risk, even after accounting for activity levels, weight and other factors. Results were the same for all types of sodas; regular and diet, cola and non-cola, and those with caffeine and those without. This supports previous studies linking soda to lower bone density in adolescents. The study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, only an association, so more research is needed to confirm the findings.