Why is drinking cola bad for my bones?

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Diet, regular and decaffeinated colas contain phosphoric acid, which studies indicate inhibits calcium absorption. While these findings are preliminary, you can play it safe by switching to noncola alternatives, such as sparkling flavored waters, or make your own by adding juice to a glass of club soda.

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