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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:01 PM

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.
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n2doc Feb 2013 OP
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #1
liberal N proud Feb 2013 #2
kickysnana Feb 2013 #3
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #5
krispos42 Feb 2013 #4
rachel1 Feb 2013 #6

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:04 PM

1. Holy crap!

I don't think that I could drink 2.2 gallons of anything every day. And of all things, Coke. Good lord!

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:14 PM

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.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:22 PM

3. 30 years old and 8 kids but Coke-a cola killed her. Riiight. n/t

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Response to kickysnana (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:28 PM

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.



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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:30 PM

4. "Drinking 10 liters of Coke every day substantially reduces the likelihood of age-related diseases"





Classic Fark headline...

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:59 PM

6. Isn't about time for someone to take Coca-Cola to court for what they've done to her

and everyone else?

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