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Drink milk and live longer

Shunned by many as a source of artery-clogging cholesterol, calcium-rich dairy products consumed in childhood may in some cases add years to one's life, reported a study.

Energy drinks boost brain

Research shows that sugary drinks can significantly boost performance in endurance events, and so can a tasteless carbohydrate – and they do so in unexpected ways.

Diet drinks up diabetes risk

A study has found that although it's often people with weight issues who are likely to opt for diet drinks, this may actively be working against them.

Energy drinks up BP

Energy drinks can boost blood pressure and should not be consumed by people with high blood pressure or heart disease, say US researchers.

Daily fizzy drink bad for kidneys

Women who consume two or more cans of fizzy soft drinks daily are almost two times more likely than other women to show early evidence of kidney disease, according to a US study.

Cut sugary drinks to lose weight

Research shows that cutting back on sugar-laden drinks is associated with weight loss and seems to have a bigger impact on weight than cutting back on solid foods.

Hot tea ups throat cancer risk

People who drink their tea piping hot run a higher risk of throat cancer than counterparts who prefer a cooler cuppa, according research.

Soft drink made from cow urine

A hardline Hindu organisation, known for its opposition to "corrupting" Western food imports, is planning to launch a new soft drink made from cow's urine.

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