A New Zealand coroner is now claiming a woman’s dependence on Coco-Cola led to her death.
A coroner rules a woman's death was related to her Coca-Cola addiction. A New Zealand coroner is now claiming a woman’s dependence on Coco-Cola led to her death.The mother of eight named Natasha Harris passed away on February 25, 2010 at age 30. Harris seemed to have a severe addiction to the soda, as she drank up to 2.5 gallons per day, which equates to more than double the safe daily amount of caffeine and more than 11 times the level of the recommended sugar intake. In the months leading up to her death, Harris encountered headaches, nausea and vomiting. According to her family, Harris would get withdrawal symptoms if she did not drink the soda and would become angry. Although the family claims that they were not aware of any danger due to the lack of warning labels on Coke bottles, the coroner states “Coca-Cola cannot be held responsible for the health of consumers who drink unhealthy quantities of the product.”Drinking lot of soda can mean that high amounts of high fructose corn syrup and rapidly digested sugar are consumed. And studies show that could lead to a spike in blood sugar and insulin, increasing the chances of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.