Cola-induced hypokalaemia: pathophysiological mechanisms and clinical implications.

  title={Cola-induced hypokalaemia: pathophysiological mechanisms and clinical implications.},
  author={Vasilios Tsimihodimos and Varvara Kakaidi and M. Elisaf},
  journal={International journal of clinical practice},
  volume={63 6},
BACKGROUND/AIMS The consumption of soft drinks has increased considerably during the last decades. Among them, the cola-based preparations are possibly the refreshments with the largest sales worldwide. In addition to the possible detrimental effects of moderate, chronic cola consumption, it has been proposed that the consumption of large amounts of cola-based soft drinks may result in severe hypokalaemia. METHODS In this review, we discuss the clinical significance of these disturbances and… CONTINUE READING
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