A Coca-Cola addiction death has been blamed partly on the sugary, caffeine-laden soft drink, according to recent reports. On Feb.12, 2013, a coroner announced his findings in the death of a New Zealand woman who drank up to 10 liters of Coca-Cola daily, reported Telegraph.
Coroner David Crerar determined that Natasha Harris, a 30-year-old mother of eight children, died from cardiac arrhythmia caused by the effects of too much caffeine, combined with poor nutrition.
Harris rarely ate, instead consuming massive amounts of calories, caffeine and sugar that led to her strange Coca-Cola addiction death. Harris was also a smoker.
Coroner David Crerar said, "It is more likely than not that the drinking of very large quantities of Coke was a substantial factor that contributed to the development of the metabolic imbalances, which gave rise to arrhythmia."
Credal continued, "I find that, when all of 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."
In response, Coca-Cola Oceania Ltd released a statement addressing the so-called Coca-Cola addiction death. It reads, in part, " . . . we are disappointed that the coroner has chosen to focus on the combination of Ms Harris's excessive consumption of Coca-Cola, together with other health and lifestyle factors, as the probable cause of her death."