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1. Synonym(s): kola
2. [L.] strain (imperative form).


A plural of colon2.
A generic term for a carbonated beverage—commonly called ‘soda’ or ‘pop’—either artificially sweetened with saccharin or aspartame—average < 5 calories—or glucose, fructose—average 170 calories—purchased in cans or bottles or served from a tap
Adverse effects on health—peer-reviewed data: Carbonation is associated with dental erosion, osteoporosis, increased risk of fractures, and kidney stones; the sweeteners are linked to obesity and increased risk of type 2 diabetes


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, kola (kō′lă) [W. African kola]
A genus of tropical trees that produce the kola nut. A kola nut extract is used in pharmaceutical preparations and as a main ingredient in some carbonated beverages.
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Despite this theory providing sound analysis, there is one major flaw: chicken and cheese also contain phosphoric acid in levels which are much higher than that found in cola drinks, yet chicken and cheese have no known effect on the bone mineral density.
The caffeine content is also the same as a regular cola drink.
7) In agreement with these earlier reports, pair-fed rats consuming tap water did not develop signs of bone disorder (hypocalcemia and reduced femoral mineralization) which were observed in rats that ingested high levels of cola drinks.
Groups 1 and 2, consisting of 0 male and 10 female rats, respectively were provided with as much food, water and cola drinks as they wanted.
The patient was placed on a fragrance-free regimen and a restricted diet designed to eliminate foods rich in balsam of Peru--based chemicals (table), which include citrus products, cola drinks, and cinnamon.
He was apprehended behind a trash bin, but the Red Bull and a case of the cola drinks had already been consumed.
The development of hypertension is, however, significantly associated with the intake of cola drinks, including both sugared and diet versions.
Now experts at Tufts University have suggested that the phosphoric acid in cola drinks might be the culprit.
In addition to sugar, cola drinks contain phosphoric and citric acids.
Watson said he had eaten a big meal, including a large bowl of spaghetti bolognese and several cola drinks, immediately before going on stage.
Caffeine: Limit yourself to one cup of coffee, tea or cola drinks per day or even better - quit.
Kemper will often recommend giving cola drinks that contain caffeine to their ADHD children.