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Too much cola zaps muscle power

Posted on Jun 30, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Sugars and caffeine in cola are probably to blame Excessive cola consumption can lead to anything from mild weakness to profound muscle paralysis, doctors are warning.This is because the drink can cause blood potassium to drop dangerously low, they report in the International Journal of Clinical Practice. They tell of the curious case of an Australian ostrich farmer who needed emergency care for lung paralysis after drinking 4-10 litres of cola a day. He made a full recovery and was advised to curtail his cola drinking.   We have every reason to think that it is not rare   Dr Clifford Packer...

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