Lightning Round: the truth about Coca-Cola and more

By Frazer Jones
An infographic was making the rounds and gaining some serious traction this past week, purporting to show the detrimental health effects of a single c...
  • An infographic was making the rounds and gaining some serious traction this past week, purporting to show the detrimental health effects of a single can of Coca-Cola. The infographic alleges that the hour after drinking a can of Coke is filled with blood sugar spikes, rising blood pressure, dopamine production akin to heroin use, and loss of vital nutrients and electrolytes. But is this good science or scare tactics not worth the share? Reaching out to a nutritional biologist has revealed that many of the statements in the infographic are misinterpreted or straight-up false. Unfortunately, well-made graphics like these tend to take on a life of their own, meaning that Coca-Cola could still feel its ill effects as it resonates with the public. ~ Buzzfeed
  • While SABMiller may be doing well in most of its regions, South Sudan is proving to be a difficult area. According to a new Bloomberg report, problems in obtaining currency and raw materials have escalated to a point where SABMiller may have to halt operations in South Sudan indefinitely. ~ Bloomberg
  • Information about Jared Fogle has gone from bad to worse, as new reports implicate former Subway spokesman in such exploits as paying for sex with a 16 year old girl and advising a female former Subway franchisee to advertise herself on Craigslist so that he could watch. Subway has spoken out about this latest allegation, asserting that it “if true, is appalling,” and has reiterated that the brand has cut ties with Fogle. ~ Business Insider
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