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Gatorade girl's story goes national

NEW YORK, NY (WDAM) -

The Hattiesburg High School student, whose petition resulted in the removal of a certain ingredient in sports drinks, is making the rounds on the national talk show circuit.

Sarah Kavanagh, 15, called for the removal of brominated vegetable oil from Gatorade.  Officials with Gatorade have since released a statement confirming they'll remove B-V-O from its products.  Kavanagh and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., the host of "The Dr. Oz Show", appeared Wednesday morning on "The Today Show" on what Matt Lauer called a "David versus Goliath" story.

More of Sarah's story will be told on "The Dr. Oz Show" – Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 on WDAM NBC (channel 7.1).

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