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November 14, 2012 8:44 AM
Pepsi Special sold In Japan claims to block fat
Posted by Staff
What if you could eat a plate of French fries, loaded with calories, and not absorb the fat because of what you’re drinking.

“Yes, I want it,” exclaimed one woman in Market Square.

Well, that’s exactly what PepsiCo is selling in Japan; and, so far, only in Japan.

“I definitely need it as I get older,” one man told KDKA money editor Jon Delano.

“I think it’s a great idea, but I’m a little concerned about what they’re going to put in it.”

What’s in it is obviously important.

Unlike the Pepsi bought in the USA, the Japanese will be able to buy something called Pepsi Special.

It contains an additive called Dextrin, a fat-blocking fiber that is supposed to keep the body from absorbing fat and lower cholesterol levels. That’s a claim that the Food & Drug Administration has not yet bought.
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