Toppling of the Pops: A sometimes fatal quest for soda pop

We all know that fizzy drinks can affect the health of people who drink them, especially in super-size quantities, but – even worse – fizzy drinks in a vending machine sometimes bring immediate violent death when the machines are attacked. This is documented dramatically by Dr Michael Q Cosio in a 1988 research study published in […]

Swithers: “Counterintuitive… derangements” from diet soda

Everyone loves a counterintuitive scientific paper, unless they don’t like it. Here’s a new counterintuitive scientific paper: “Artificial sweeteners produce the counterintuitive effect of inducing metabolic derangements,” Susan E. Swithers [pictured here], Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, epub 2013. The author, at Purdue University, explains: “The negative impact of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages on weight and other […]

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