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Offline nsbuk001

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Why do fizzy drinks make people hyper?
« on: 12/02/2011 12:30:03 »
Neil S. Briscoe  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi Chris

This will sound like an odd question until you've read it all.

I have known two separate lads who were both skinny and both blond (I have no idea if that's important) and both could eat a full Sunday roast, get up from the table, and then ask to be able to eat crisps.

Yes, the sort of kids with very fast metabolisms and never put on any weight, no matter how much they ate.

The thing is, both these lads would go absolutely off the wall - hyper - if they took even a sip of a certain orange fizzy drink. 

I know that there has been some study into that particular drink making teenage lads hyper, but what I'm not sure of is whether that study has delved into the fact of whether it only effects lads with a fast metabolism or whether its a general effect.

Thanks.

Regards
Neil

What do you think?
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Why do fizzy drinks make people hyper?
« Reply #1 on: 12/02/2011 15:25:47 »
... both these lads would go absolutely off the wall - hyper - if they took even a sip of a certain orange fizzy drink. 

Maybe because of its colour ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tartrazine#Possible_health_effects

[Not because it has sugar ... http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=1658232&page=2 ]
« Last Edit: 12/02/2011 15:29:05 by RD »
 

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