21 Apr '12, 2am

Coca-Cola Addiction a Factor in Woman's Death | Care2 Causes

Coca-Cola Addiction a Factor in Woman's Death | Care2 Causes

A 30-year-old New Zealand woman, Natasha Harris, who drank between 8 and 10 liters (2 to 2 1/2 gallons) of Coca-Cola a day died in February of 2010 of a heart attack. A pathologist has ruled that her excessive daily soda intake “probably” played a part in her death, says the Associated Press via the Guardian . On Thursday, Dr Dan Mornin testified that Harris was very likely suffering from hypokalemia, or low potassium, whose symptoms include abnormal heart rhythms. Chris Hodgkinson, Harris’ partner, testified that “The first thing she would do in the morning was to have a drink of Coke beside her bed and the last thing she would do at night was have a drink of Coke. She was addicted to Coke.” Hodgkinson also said that, in the months before she died, Harris had lacked energy and had problems with her blood pressure. Her other health habits did not help: She reportedly ate l...

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