Antacids Weaken Bones


BE careful before you take your next antacid. According to a study, antacids make bones weaker. Stomach acid in the gastrointestinal tract helps the intestines absorb and transfer calcium to the skeletal system. But antacids interrupt and even stop the gut from absorbing calcium. This leads to weaker bones and increases the chances of fractures. Researches had indicated that antacids block the absorption of important nutrients, but it was not known how or why this was happening in the body. The new study could help find ways to treat common clinical conditions which are currently being treated with medications that make bones weak. 


Down To Earth, April 2015