We’ve already reported that women, especially, should not drink cola and soda pop has been blamed for obesity in the US. This may be one reason why the Coca-Cola Company is diversifying. It has announced that it will buy a company that makes vitamin-infused water for over $4 million.

In the Indepdendent, Martin Hickman writes: “A new health scare erupted over soft drinks?amid evidence they may cause serious cell damage. Research from a British university suggests a common preservative found in drinks such as Fanta and Pepsi Max has the ability to switch off vital parts of DNA.” Consumption of the preservative sodium Benzoate can eventually lead to cirrhosis of the liver and diseases such as Parkinson’s.

Since hot dogs are also a dangerous food, beware of picnics and cookouts this summer!

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