Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:01 PM
n2doc (31,429 posts)
Woman Drank Herself to Death with Coca-Cola
A New Zealand woman's 2.2 gallon a day Coca-Cola habit was a major factor in her death, a coroner found Tuesday, urging the soft drink giant to put health warnings on its caffeinated products.
Natasha Harris, a 30-year-old mother of eight from Invercargill in southern New Zealand, drank huge amounts of the fizzy beverage for years before her death in February 2010, coroner David Crerar found.
He said Harris suffered from a number of health conditions which could be linked to the "extreme" amounts of Coke she downed, playing a role in the cardiac arrhythmia that finally killed her.
"I find that when all the available evidence is considered, were it not for the consumption of very large quantities of Coke by Natasha Harris, it is unlikely that she would have died when she died and how she died," he found.
6 replies, 775 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Woman Drank Herself to Death with Coca-Cola (Original post)
|liberal N proud||Feb 2013||#2|
Response to n2doc (Original post)
Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:14 PM
liberal N proud (46,499 posts)
2. I used to have 4 cokes a day
2 20oz drinks and 2 12 oz. I thought that was extreme, cut down to 2 max one on a normal day.
I also was concerned about the sugar and now only drink Coke Zero which has it's own problems.
Response to kickysnana (Reply #3)
Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:28 PM
dixiegrrrrl (35,561 posts)
5. Coke puts a large amount of sodium in the drink
then covers the taste up with lots of sweeteners
so that you get thirsty again and want more Coke.
Well, I am sure Pepsi does the same, but I only read about Coke.
fortunately, my body rebels when I have a soft drink,
But I know several people who drink a LOT of soda, and have said they have trouble quitting.