Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

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Edited by: R.E. Pounder and N.J. Talley, J.M. Rhodes, J.-F. Colombel, P.C. Hayes, A.C. Ford, C.W. Howden, G.M. Dusheiko, R. Loomba and A.L. Hart
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January 06, 2013

Blocked Stomach? Drink Coke! Corrosive Drink Prevents Need for Surgery in 90% of Cases

10 years of study into the ability of Coca-Cola to dissolve stomach blockages reveals the fizzy drink to be successful in over 90% of cases. The research, published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, looked at 24 papers including 46 patients and found that in 91.3% of cases stomach blockages were cleared, while only 4 patients were required to follow this with surgery.