How often have you read about using Tums or other antacid preparations to prevent osteoporosis (bone loss)? Perhaps the following research will put this erroneous information to rest.
Antacid preparations contain aluminum hydroxide alone or in combination With magnesium hydroxide. Such preparations can do damage to bones.
Dr. Herta Spencer of the Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Illinois, reports that in a group of men taking just small doses of such antacids much less than amounts often recommended as the daily dose calcium and phosphorous losses occurred. Prolonged depletion of the two minerals usually produces osteomalacia, a softening of bone structure.
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