Another study regarding the connection of coca-cola and lower bone mineral density was done and it was confirmed again that such connection exists. Most commonly infected are older women but it could affect men and young people as well.

Osteoporosis is thinning of the bones. The disorder increases risks of fractures. Previous studies suggested that cola has been affecting bones by replacing milk in the diet but the newest researches showed this may not be the case.

Over two thousand people participated in the study. Researchers took notes about their diets and measured bone density at three different parts of the hip and spine. Women were taking five fizzy drinks a week and men six. The sizes of drinks were defined as a small bottle, a can or a glass of cola.

All women who participated in the study were found lower bone mineral density at all three hip sites no matter the age, cigarette and alcohol consumption and menopausal status. Men’s cola intake had not interfered with bone mineral density at hip sides and neither women nor men had lower bone mineral density in the spine.

No link to osteoporosis was made in women who drank carbonated drinks that were not coca-cola.

Women who drank more cola had lower calcium intake not just from milk but from other calcium sources as well like dark leafy greens.
It is thought that it is diet low in calcium and high in phosphorus that leads to bone loss.

There is no risk of bone loss with occasional cola consumption but women at risk of osteoporosis should avoid it anyway.