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The Pediatric Forum
February 2001

Carbonated Beverage Consumption and Bone Fractures

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001;155(2):200-201. doi:10.1001/archpedi.155.2.199

We wish to comment on the article by Wyshak,1 about the potential of carbonated beverage consumption to increase the risk of bone fractures.

To our knowledge, Massey and Strang2 were the first to anticipate that cola soft drink consumption could be related to osteoporosis, a prediction that they based on the high phosphorus content of these beverages. A Greek research group published data supporting the hypothesis that there is an association between carbonated beverage intake and increased risk for bone fractures.3