20070611cokesmall.jpgThe soft-drink giant asked researchers at the UK's University of East Anglia to test a theory that the fizzy drink might help prevent anemia in women:

Sixteen women volunteers are being asked to eat cheese and tomato pizza and then drink Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, or mineral water to see what effect the drinks have on the way the body absorbs iron.

Dietary iron deficiency can be a factor in anemia.

Photograph from Meanest Indian on Flickr

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