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1. Coca-Cola Set to Launch First Ever Alcoholic Drink, Only for Japan
In a break from its 125-year-old tradition, Coca-Cola is set to launch its first ever alcoholic drink, according to a BBC report. However, the drink will be exclusive to Japan and will have between 3-8 percent alcohol. The move comes at a time when health-conscious youths are moving away from consuming soft drinks, prompting the company to acquire water and tea brands. Coca-Cola plans to market the drink as an alternative to beer and will target female drinkers. The product is not expected to be sold globally and is supposed to remain exclusive to Japan due to the “unique and special” qualities of the nation’s market.
2. Diet Shown to Reduce Stroke Risk May also Reduce the Risk of Depression
People who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.
The study found that people whose diets adhered more closely to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet were less likely to develop depression than people who did not closely follow the diet. In addition to fruit and vegetables, the DASH diet recommends fat-free or low-fat dairy products and limits foods that are high in saturated fats and sugar. Studies have shown health benefits such as lowering high blood pressure and bad cholesterol (LDL), along with lowering body weight.