Red Bull – It gives you cocaine — according to Germany

The Red Bull Controversy Authorities in the German states of Hesse and North-Rhine Westphalia have ordered retailers to stop selling Red Bull Cola after they found traces of cocaine in the fizzy drink. The consumer ministries in the two states confirmed on Friday they had ordered retailers to pull the drink off their shelves after…

Diet Soda Linked to Metabolic Syndrome X

Surprisingly, the risk of developing metabolic syndrome was 34 percent higher among those who drank one can of diet soda a day compared with those who drank none. Dietary Intake and the Development of the Metabolic Syndrome. The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study Pamela L. Lutsey MPH, Lyn M. Steffen PhD, MPH, RD*, and June…

Vitamin C May Improve Smokers’ Blood Circulation

Vitamin C May Improve Smokers’ Blood Circulation NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A dose of vitamin C may give a quick boost to the poorer-than-average blood circulation seen in healthy young smokers, a Japanese study suggests. The study of 25 healthy men found that although smokers initially showed poorer results on a test of blood…