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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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Rachel Flowers, director of public health at Croydon Council, is among those to have signed it and has even wrote a letter to Coca Cola herself asking for sugary drinks not to be handed out.
The Colorado Supreme Court previously has held that public pension benefits are contractually protected, she adds, but the COLA decision made a distinction between the base pension benefit as protected and the COLA.
We suggest that the decrease in bone mineral density might be related to the renal damage caused by cola drinks in addition to other related factors.
CSD-cola drinkers numbered 24 percent on this item while the CSD-non cola drinkers were 26 percent.
For its El Nino and the Southern Oscillation program, COLA uses state-of-the-art coupled circulation models in an effort to determine the predictability of the climate phenomena known as El Nino and La Nina.
The first column represents Coca-Cola, column 2 represents Diet Cola, column 3 Sprite, column 4 Root Beer, column 5 Mr.
In the early 1990s, when COLA protection was first mandated as an offer to all applicants, the typical applicants were in their early 70s, much older than the average buyers today.
CCB operates in Austria, Switzerland, northern Italy and ten former communist bloc countries including Poland, Hungary, Belarus and Ukraine, bottling and distributing Fanta and Sprite, as well as Coca Cola.
Both Presidents Bush and Clinton eyed minor COLA cutbacks as a way to reduce the deficit--Bush for federal pensions, Clinton for Social Security.
Their new soda combines the ever-popular cola taste with a certain "lightness" consumers now crave, says company spokesperson Gary Hemphill.
Sodas made with extracts from the African tree Cola acuminata bore the brunt of that speculation because they contain phosphorus, which some scientists believe may spur bone loss by limiting the body's ability to use calcium.
Coca Cola enjoys a 30% share in Pakistan market, second only to PepsiCo, which is its archrival.