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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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For example, the set {2, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0} indicates that Coca-Cola is available with the high price level (75 cents), Diet Cola is available with the low price level (50 cents), Spring is not available (N/A), Root Beer is available with the low price level (50 cents), Mr.
In this regard, it is important to note that the diet COLA is regressive on balance, extracting relatively large budget savings from low-income households and relatively small amounts from the well-to-do.
Health conscious consumers and an array of new diet cola products are said to be behind the trend.
We are very excited to announce the addition of our Diet Cola for the Virgil's brand," said Christopher Reed, Founder and CEO of Reed's, Inc.
Lunch: Egg mayonnaise sandwich, McCoys crisps, 1 piece of fruit, diet cola
Recently I was in a shop at the Monument and saw a woman encouraging her granddaughter, who could have been no more than three, to drink a half-litre bottle of diet cola.
Sir, An article published in last week's issue of The Grocer on the launch of new product Skinny Cola included a comment from BioSynergy CEO Daniel Herman (4 April, p33) that aspartame is a "nasty" ingredient in diet cola.
However, the risk of hypertension was about 30 percent higher in women who drank at least 4 cups or cans of sugared cola a day and about 20 percent higher in women who drank at least 4 cups or cans of diet cola, possibly because of ingredients other than caffeine.
65 Fizzy cola drink almost identical from other diet cola brands except with an extra syrupy taste.
So instead of reaching for that diet cola or other soft, sugary drink, we're recommending that slimmers reach for a cool, natural and healthy glass of organic milk.
Some 30 of us toasted him with iced tea and diet cola at Acapulco Mexican Restaurant down by L.