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1. Synonym(s): kola
2. [L.] strain (imperative form).
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A plural of colon2.
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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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Those consuming less than a liter a day of caffeinated cola drinks can actually abruptly stop.
Private employers have rules that ultimately discouraged most from adding guaranteed COLAs or ad hoc COLAs given on a regular basis.
Keith, who founded the National Committee on Public Employee Pension Systems 15 years ago, says full COLAs on entire pension benefits are unnecessary, and he's right.
Of all the public sector perks, though, the most enviable is known by a modest sounding acronym: the yearly COLA, or Cost of Living Adjustment.
Each year, all 3,700,000 military and federal civil service pensioners receive an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).
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The management didn't set out to produce the firestorm of user protest that ensued; instead the company intended to reenergize its Coca-Cola brand and the cola segment in its major market US.
While there was no association between soft drinks in general and BMD, the researchers found that women who drank the most cola had significantly less BMD in their hips.
Neither study provided any substantive information to answer the question, but TNS further observed that there was a noticeable shift among female survey respondents from CSD-cola beverages to CSD-non cola beverages.
and Pepsi-Cola North America hope to put some fizz back into cola sales with Coca-Cola C2 and Pepsi Edge, the new reduced-carb, reduced-calorie products they're launching this summer.