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Enviga issue keeps burning

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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While Coca-Cola and Nestle are touting a recent trial which finds their Enviga product burns more calories than it provides, the Center for Science in the Public Interest says the product actually had the exact opposite effect in some study participants. Six of the study's 31 participants burned 10% fewer calories after three days of consuming the green tea beverage, according to a Feb. 12 release from CSPI. Although Coca-Cola and Nestle claim the sparkling green tea beverage can burn 60 to 100 calories a day, CSPI senior nutritionist David Schardt asserts, "If you follow Coke's and Nestle's logic, then about one in five consumers will eventually get fatter" from the product. Separately, the Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announces Feb. 5 his office is investigating claims for Enviga. Blumenthal's office has demanded copies of all scientific studies, clinical trials, tests and/or papers that support the calorie-burning claims by the week of Feb. 12. CSPI also filed a suit against Coke and Nestle Feb. 1 for its Enviga claims (1"The Tan Sheet," Feb. 5, 2007, In Brief)...
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