Health

'Pepsi Special' Claims to Block Fat

| by Michael Allen

PepsiCo is selling a new drink in Japan called 'Pepsi Special,' which claims to block fat (video below).

Pepsi Special contains an additive called Dextrin, a fat-blocking fiber that is supposed to keep the body from absorbing fat and actually lower cholesterol levels, reports CBS Pittsburgh.

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Point Park University business professor Elaine Luther, who once worked for PepsiCo, told CBS Pittsburgh: “If you read some of the product claims, there’s one thing I saw that says you’ll be able to eat a piece of chocolate cake and it won’t be absorbed.”

Luther added that the additive could act like a laxative: "If you’re not absorbing it, it has to go somewhere.”

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An ad in Japan suggests you can eat both pizza and hamburger, and not gain weight, as long as you drink Pepsi Special.