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Subject:  Re: Achoo! Date:  1/7/2013  6:10 AM
Author:  arrete Number:  664850 of 757652

Bacteria don't grow well in an acidic environment and coke has a pH of like 3.4.
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This was the premise on which Linus Pauling based his theory that megadoses of Vitamin C would prevent colds and flu. He said the body's cells saturated with Vitamin C would make the body inhospitable to colds and flu viruses.
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I met Linus Pauling once. He had just made a flap in the news about his vit C theory. But he was there to talk about whatever he won the Nobel prize for, IIRC.

arrete
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