Coroner Concludes Woman’s 2 Gallon A Day Coca-Cola Habit “A Substantial Factor” In Her Death

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Coroner Concludes Woman’s 2 Gallon A Day Coca-Cola Habit “A Substantial Factor” In Her Death

February 12, 2013 By Mary Beth Quirk

(Omer Wazir)
When a New Zealand woman died in February 2010, her family swiftly pointed fingers at her 2.2 gallon a day Coke habit. Not the white powdery stuff, the drinkable, cola-y stuff. And although it’s taken three years, a coroner has found that the beverage was a major factor in her death. Coca-Cola had pointed out last year that too much water is bad for you as well, so it’s not surprising that the company disagrees with the ruling.
The 30-year-old mother of eight guzzled a whole lot of Coke for years before her death, and the coroner said a bunch of her health problems could be connected to the “extreme” amounts she ingested daily. He said that consumption likely played a role in the cardiac arrhythmia that killed her, reports the AFP.
“I find that when all the available evidence is considered, were it not for the consumption of very large quantities of Coke by [the woman], it is unlikely that she would have died when she died and how she died,” he found. He added that her Coke habit ”was a substantial factor that contributed to the development of the metabolic imbalances which gave rise to the arrhythmia.”
Although her family knew something wasn’t right — she’d “go crazy if she ran out,” her mother-in-law said last year — they figured her habit wasn’t dangerous because Coke doesn’t display any health warnings.
As such, the coroner suggested ”that Coca-Cola give consideration to the inclusion of advice as to quantity of caffeine on labels (in) its products and… adding appropriate warnings related to the dangers of consuming excessive quantities of the products.”
Despite that, he admitted that since everything in Coke is legal, the company can’t be held responsible for consumer health if they’re going to choose to drink “unhealthy quantities of the product.”
Coca-Cola responded to the coroner’s finding in a statement, saying since experts couldn’t agree on what caused her heart attack and the coroner couldn’t be certain what was behind it, the company shouldn’t be blamed.
“Therefore we are disappointed that the coroner has chosen to focus on the combination of [the woman's] excessive consumption of Coca-Cola, together with other health and lifestyle factors, as the probable cause of her death,” it said in a statement.
http://consumerist.com/2013/02/12/c...-coca-cola-habit-a-major-factor-in-her-death/
 
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In related news. Man's cup of arsenic a day habit may have connection to death.
 

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2.2 gallons?
You mean 24 cans, or two 12-packs.

Why translate the quantity into a unit not normally associated with drink containers?
 

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2.2 gallons?
You mean 24 cans, or two 12-packs.

Why translate the quantity into a unit not normally associated with drink containers?
4 two liter bottles.
 

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2.2 gallons?
You mean 24 cans, or two 12-packs.

Why translate the quantity into a unit not normally associated with drink containers?
Because people would see the amount and realize that the pig
was just drinking way too much of it and it wasn't Coke's fault.

Not a good way to win a lawsuit.
 

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4 two liter bottles.
Did the CEO of Coca-Cola have her take duct taped to a chair with a funnel duct tapes to her face? If the answer is yes then they have a case but the answer is no. How the fuck can you can sue a company for something you willingly did against all common sense. Kinda like suing a gas can company because ur kid dumped a can of gas on a lit BBQ. Shit like this should have the complainant in handcuffs as soon as the paperwork for the suit is handed to the court for wasting the courts time
 

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Did the CEO of Coca-Cola have her take duct taped to a chair with a funnel duct tapes to her face? If the answer is yes then they have a case but the answer is no. How the fuck can you can sue a company for something you willingly did against all common sense. Kinda like suing a gas can company because ur kid dumped a can of gas on a lit BBQ. Shit like this should have the complainant in handcuffs as soon as the paperwork for the suit is handed to the court for wasting the courts time
We need a judicial equation to stop this nonsense... we can call it The Darwin Factor. If 25% or more of the people in this country think your actions were incredibly stupid, your case is thrown out.
 

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Good. 30 years old, 8 kids, drinking 2 gallons of pop a day... I am going to make a bold prediction that this slob was not a gainfully employed member of society.
 

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I'm sure the company misses the "good old days" When it contained cocaine and more people died from it and they were skinnier too.
 

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24 cans of soda? It doesn't even get you drunk!
 
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Thinking she rotted her teeth out...



Natasha Harris, stay-at-home mother of eight, died of a heart attack in February 2010. Experts say the New Zealand woman's two-gallon-a-day Coca-Cola habit probably contributed to her death, a conclusion that led the soft-drink giant to note that even water can be deadly in excessive amounts.

The guy that I used to work with used to drink two 1l bottle of coke every morning... after about 5 years he had to get dentures... note he was like late 20's early 30's...