Posts Tagged "coke"

Soda fountain machines harbor fecal bacteria, study finds

Posted on Jan 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

BY Rosemary Black DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Is it possible your self-serve soda could be flush with yucky bacteria? You may want to consider ordering a bottled beverage rather than filling your own glass at a fast food restaurant: A study shows that drinks from soda foundation machines in restaurants and fast food establishments might actually harbor fecal bacteria, according to a study reported by ABCNews.com. Nearly half the beverages coming out of the machines were contaminated with coliform bacteria, which indicates possible fecal contamination, according to the small study, which sampled...

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Too much cola zaps muscle power

Posted on Jun 30, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Sugars and caffeine in cola are probably to blame Excessive cola consumption can lead to anything from mild weakness to profound muscle paralysis, doctors are warning.This is because the drink can cause blood potassium to drop dangerously low, they report in the International Journal of Clinical Practice. They tell of the curious case of an Australian ostrich farmer who needed emergency care for lung paralysis after drinking 4-10 litres of cola a day. He made a full recovery and was advised to curtail his cola drinking.   We have every reason to think that it is not rare   Dr Clifford Packer...

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