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Coca-Cola drinking linked to woman's death


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#16    I Am Not Resisting

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:37 PM

View PostMissMelsWell, on 21 April 2012 - 04:32 PM, said:

So if you read the article you can see that it wasn't only the coca-cola that was the problem... this poor woman had high stress and exhaustion raising 8 children (presumably all of them are pretty young considering she was only 30), she ate VERY poorly or not at all, she smoked a pack and a half of cigs a day... she'd been having health problems for quite some time. Death by Coca-Cola isn't exactly accurate... it's more like death by malnutrition. Although, no one should drink 2 gallons of soda a day... no one shoud drink 2 gallons of anything a day. Probably not even 2 gallons of water.
Well, it looks like her relatives may think it caused her death but the rest of the report states that it may have contributed, not necessarily caused it.  The rest of her lifestyle definitely contributed too.  Such a shame to leave all of those children behind.   :no:

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:44 AM

I will have a coke once in a while.Or ginger ale.
I used to drink coke every day.Like a 20 oz bottle.
In the USA,its coke or Pepsi.I hate Pepsi.
I changed my diet totally abt 2 years ago,and totally lost my taste for sweets,so if i do it,its like half a can,maybe once a week. I do club soda ,iced tea,and lemonades.

Edited by Simbi Laveau, 22 April 2012 - 12:45 AM.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

I had to read this twice to make sure I'd read it right. With that much coke she was consuming up to a 1KG of sugar everyday ON TOP of her other food! That's insane.

Also her partner is quoted as saying:-

ďI didnít ever think about the Coke. I never considered it would do any harm to a person. Itís just a soft drink, just like drinking water ... I didnít think a drinkís going to kill you,íí

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:47 AM

I don't think I could drink that much coke.  I didn't realize they depleted the potassium in your body.  I try not to drink them because a few years ago I heard on the news that if you are a woman the carbonation in them, or anything, would cause the calcium to leech out of your bones.  Something to do with our hormones.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:17 PM

Sux for those 8 kids. OD from coka cola...I wonder how long its been since someone killed themselves from drinking  Coca Coal.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

I should think 8 litres of coca-cola each day would kill anything. You know you can clean rust off metal with the stuff. I wonder if see had any teeth left?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:13 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 21 April 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

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I prefer a glass of milk straight from the fridge over any type of soft drink.
Hopefully not literally, I've got a mental image of a strange cocktail...

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:02 PM

My younger sister  years ago when she was around 12 years old,  was once  addicted to   Coke Cola...Morning, noon and night    My parents  got worried...., I cannot recall how much she was drinking but it was a lot....  My parents  put a stop to it, warned her off  and stopped buying it...   But my sister was still buying it and sneaking it into the house... She thought if she poured  some into a coffee mug,   then if asked what she was drinking, she would say - black tea...........It didn't  last, my dad was not falling for it..  

I think she eventually  gave the habit  up  once her teeth begun to get really sore and trips to the dentist  scared her...

I used to be addicted to caffeine myself...but not so much with coke, more so black coffee  ...I would have drank  six small cups of black coffee in work 1st thing before I got my day started.. then  2- 3 cups during break.. and when I got home  large mugs of black coffee...UNTIL I got pregnant with Becky and  it made me sick.. I haven't had one since  !!

Caffeine  can be very addictive  it seems ...........BUT as Mismels points out-  There was most likely more to it that caused her death...

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:28 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 21 April 2012 - 11:02 AM, said:

I don't drink it at all, diet or regular. I'm not too keen on coke.

Same here,(with the exception of tasting a root beer a few times.)As a kid I was not allowed to drink soda, and it is a habit that has just stuck.

My husband is the same way, it actually messes up his stomach, on the rare occasions, he takes a swig.  

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

The coroner has said that drinking 10 liters of coke per day is what contributed to the death of a new zealand man.
Thats 2 pouns of high fructose corn syrup sugars per day.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-asia-21423499

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:36 PM

At least one of her children was born without enamel on its teeth due to this, according to the article, that's a sign. It bad for you.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

View Postozman, on 12 February 2013 - 09:23 PM, said:

It's the high fructose corn syrup ,not the sugar.
Not that refined sugar is good for you ,but high fructose corn syrup is what causes the fatty liver .And its in EVERYTHING .
So just blaming soft drinks,instead of getting rid of HFCS is the answer to this.
Fail .
It's in yogurt its in ketchup its in any kind of sweet pickle you buy .It's in all candies its in cereal its in EVERYTHING .
But its soft drinks killing us.
I'm not saying drinking 5 two liter bottles of anything is wise,but note the real culprits,and stop blaming soda .
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

Coke in Aus/NZ is commonly made with cane sugar not corn syrup.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:01 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 13 February 2013 - 12:54 PM, said:

Coke in Aus/NZ is commonly made with cane sugar not corn syrup.
I actually wasn't sure on that point , as some countries do ,some don't.
It is the HFCS that causes fatty liver though . Regular cane sugar doesn't usually cause liver issues .

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 13 February 2013 - 12:54 PM, said:

Coke in Aus/NZ is commonly made with cane sugar not corn syrup.
I actually wasn't sure on that point , as some countries do ,some don't.
It is the HFCS that causes fatty liver though . Regular cane sugar doesn't usually cause liver issues .

NZ switched over to US made coke in 2011 ,because the price of NZ made coke went so high .
Best guess,two years of drinking it w HFCS ,put her over the top .

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