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7-Up Facing Lawsuit Over Antioxidant Claims

A new article in The Los Angeles Times reports a California resident filing a lawsuit “for touting the healthful aspects of an added antioxidant in some 7-Up varieties. The lawsuit… says the claim is misleading because it gives the impression the antioxidants come from fruit rather than added Vitamin E.” In addition, “in all six 7-Up products, the added antioxidant is a small amount of vitamin E in the form of vitamin E acetate or d-alpha tocopherol acetate.  But the health benefits of antioxidants are supported by studies involving consumption of real fruits and vegetables.”