How does drinking caffeinated beverages affect bone density?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Even the thought of the carbonation in colas and soft drinks makes your bones fear their calcium will disappear into your urine. But it's really the 16 phosphates that are found in caffeinated drinks that may be responsible. So add 20 milligrams more calcium to your intake for every 12-ounce caffeinated soft drink and every 4-ounce cup of coffee. Better: Eat more fruits and vegetables, which may be the best bet for bone health.
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