"Gout surge blamed on sweet drinks
Sugary drinks have been blamed for a surge in cases of the painful joint disease gout.
Men who consume two or more sugary soft drinks a day have an 85% higher risk of gout compared with those who drink less than one a month, a study suggests."
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
Fanta a risk to Pope Benedict's health?
The following from the BBC news website, posted on 1st February 2008.
Fanta, reported by "usually reliable sources" to be the Benedict XVI's favoured tipple, is a very sweet drink indeed. One 500 ml bottle contains 52.6 g of sugar [source: Coca Cola's own website].
Has any one thought to warn the Holy Father of this risk to his health?
Should the faithful start an immediate campaign of prayer for his protection?