December 17, 2018
Soda and Hip Fractures in Women
Wellness Tip

Soda and Hip Fractures in Women

by Berkeley Wellness  

Soda may increase the risk of hip fractures in postmenopausal women, according to an analysis of 30 years of data from the Nurses’ Health Study, published in September 2014 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

It found that each daily serving (12 ounces) of soda was associated with a 14 percent increase in fracture risk; weight, activity level, and many other factors were accounted for. This held true for all types of soda—sugary or diet, cola or non-cola, with or without caffeine (seltzer was not included, however).

Many previous studies have linked soda to lower bone density in adolescents; research on adults has been limited and has had inconsistent results.

“Additional research is needed to confirm our findings and identify biological mechanisms,” the Harvard researchers concluded.