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Cola consumption linked to muscle problems
Excessive cola consumption has been linked with muscle problems in an article published in the June issue of the International Journal of Clinical Practice.
Consumption of cola beverages can lead to hypokalaemia, which causes blood potassium levels to fall and has an adverse effect on vital muscle function, new research carried out at the
Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Ioannina, Greece, has found.
Researchers found that symptoms can range from mild weakness to paralysis of muscle functions.
Dr Moses Elisaf of the University of Ioannina explained that cola has already been associated with a number of health issues "including tooth problems, bone demineralisation and the development of metabolic syndrome and diabetes".
The three most common ingredients - glucose, fructose and caffeine - can all cause hypokalaemia, researchers concluded.
"However in most of the cases we looked at for our review, caffeine intoxication was thought to play the most important role," Dr Elisaf added.
The US is considering a tax on soft drinks in a bid to improve the health of citizens.

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