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Too Much Cola Can Cause Muscle Problems
- written WEDNESDAY, May 27 () --
Drinking too much cola can increase the risk of a muscle problem called , experts warn.
In people with hypokalemia, a drop in blood potassium levels results in problems with vital muscle functions.
Symptoms can range from mild weakness to serious paralysis, say Greek researchers who conducted a review of people who drank between two to nine liters of cola a day.
"We are consuming more soft drinks than ever before, and a number of health issues have already been identified including tooth problems, bone demineralization and the development of and diabetes," and there's increasing evidence that excessive cola consumption leads to hypokalemia, Dr. Moses Elisaf, of the University of Ioannina, said in the news release. Elisaf said the three most common ingredients in cola -- glucose, fructose and caffeine -- can contribute to hypokalemia. The case studies are described in the June issue of the International Journal of Clinical Practice.
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The MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia has more about hypokalemia.
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