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Woman, 30, dies after drinking too much Coca-Cola

By Mason White 6:16 PM February 13, 2013
Natasha Harris 

By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) A young woman died after downing several gallons of Coca-Cola per day, according to a coroner in New Zealand.

The woman who drank up to 10 liters of Coca-Cola a day suffered a heart attack that killed a mother of eight in New Zealand, a coroner has found.

Natasha Harris, 30, from Invercargill, died several years ago after her partner Christopher Hodgkinson found her gasping for air while sitting on the toilet.

In results released today, Coroner David Crerar of New Zealand, blamed the extreme intake of Coca-Cola as a factor in her death, a finding that was immediately rebuked by the multinational company.

“I think that when all the evidence is considered, if not for the consumption of large amounts of Coca-Cola by Natasha Harris, it is unlikely that she would had died when she died and how he died,” Crerar said.

The coroner estimated that Harris drank up to 10 liters of Coca-Cola a day, equivalent to more than 11 times the recommended intake of sugar and more than double the recommended amount of caffeine.

Hodgkinson said that the health of his partner had seriously deteriorated in the months before her death.
“She had no energy and felt sick all the time. She got up and vomited in the morning,” he said.

“She would be very moody and get headaches if she didn’t drink Coca-Cola. She also felt low in energy,” he added.

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