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A mum's addiction to drinking 18 pints of Coca-Cola a day probably killed her, a coroner has ruled.

Natasha Harris, mother of eight, suffered a cardiac arrest after guzzling more than 50,000 pints of the soft drink over eight years.
Her dependence on it also led to the loss of her teeth - and one of her kids being born without tooth enamel.

Her partner Christopher Hodgkinson said:

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[quote]Her partner Christopher Hodgkinson said:
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[quote name='Mr Spoon' timestamp='1360701303' post='595517620']
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I drank 55 cans of pepsi in one day for a dare so I can get money to help pay for soem care for a dog I had. I got 120 bucks and that was enough to pay for it.... I was totally messed up for 2 days but it was worth it to help the pupper.
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There's probably some other factors involved. Not saying Coca-Cola is good for you at all, lol.
Not sure how much 18 pints is, but I've known many friends to drink a 12 pack to a 24 pack of cans a day.
One friend of mine drank so much of it while gaming he was getting really fat, so he switched to Diet Coke, but then found out that it was even worse for you so he switched to Coke Zero I think it was.
I've heard stories about putting a metal bold into a cup of Coke, and the Coke will eat it away eventually. So what does that mean for your body? lol.

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[quote name='LUTZIFER' timestamp='1360701790' post='595517636']There's probably some other factors involved. Not saying Coca-Cola is good for you at all, lol.[/quote]

I'm not so sure. That's an insane amount to be drinking regularly.

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Insane

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[quote name='LUTZIFER' timestamp='1360701790' post='595517636']
Not sure how much 18 pints is, but I've known many friends to drink a 12 pack to a 24 pack of cans a day.
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It's much like smoking, a pack a day doesn't seem like much until you get lung cancer.
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I lol'd at "It

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[quote name='theyarecomingforyou' timestamp='1360702175' post='595517648']
I'm not so sure. That's an insane amount to be drinking regularly.
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One can a day and i feel sick after 3 or 4 days. I usually drink one can of soft drink every week at most.

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Hmm, so 18 pints turns out to probably be around a 24 pack of cans.
Doesn't seem like a lot to me, but that much every day over a period of time,
definitely will do some damage I suppose.

[quote name='threetonesun' timestamp='1360702900' post='595517672']


It's much like smoking, a pack a day doesn't seem like much until you get lung cancer.
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I wish I could only smoke a pack a day. I smoke at least 3 packs a day, more depending on what I'm doing. Have been for over 20 years anyways.

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oh my God.... I always make turn to drink juice, water, soda, or milk anytime.

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another example of sheer ignorance. its a soft drink, just like water... stupid people.

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And nothing of value was lost.

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I am surprised that the excessive drinking of coke went on for so long. Kind of sad she wasn't able to kick her addiction before it killed her.

Just some averaging of the amount of coke ~18 pints of coke is equal to 2.25 US gallons of coke per day day (15.75 gallons/week 819 gallons a year) most cars do not even hold 15 gallons of gas in the tank.

Under a regular serving size of coke the drink is not dangerous even over long periods of time but when you take something and do it excessively then it can become dangerous (eating too much bread, drinking too much milk, water, juice, eating too many vegetables, fruits, meat, etc.)

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I think you guys are overlooking the phosphoric acid, it is very harmful to the human body, especially in those quantities.
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I believe she died of a cardiac arrhythmia. Most likely the caffeine that caused it.

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[quote name='LUTZIFER' timestamp='1360703218' post='595517678']
Hmm, so 18 pints turns out to probably be around a 24 pack of cans.
Doesn't seem like a lot to me, but that much every day over a period of time,
definitely will do some damage I suppose.
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That's 192 ounces, doctors usually recommend drinking 64 ounces of water per day, and most people don't even get that in!

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[quote name='torrentthief' timestamp='1360704127' post='595517700']
I think you guys are overlooking the phosphoric acid, it is very harmful to the human body, especially in those quantities.
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That's a big factor and probably what destroyed her and child's teeth. Phosphoric acid binds with calcium and magnesium in the body, and not only that, but those two elements are integral in regulating blood sugar. Considering she was regularly getting nearly 1 kilo of sugar from the coke alone, there was no way she could keep her blood chemistry in check for long.

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[quote name='Mr Spoon' timestamp='1360701303' post='595517620']


The 30-year-old

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I drink tons of soda. My teeth are fine. "Better than average", according to my dentist.

Lack of brushing and tooth care leads to rotting teeth.

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[quote name='LUTZIFER' timestamp='1360701790' post='595517636']
There's probably some other factors involved. Not saying Coca-Cola is good for you at all, lol.
Not sure how much 18 pints is, but I've known many friends to drink a 12 pack to a 24 pack of cans a day.
One friend of mine drank so much of it while gaming he was getting really fat, so he switched to Diet Coke, but then found out that it was even worse for you so he switched to Coke Zero I think it was.
I've heard stories about putting a metal bold into a cup of Coke, and the Coke will eat it away eventually. So what does that mean for your body? lol.
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You're looking at 9-18 pints, or 1-2 gallons of soda. (12 or 24 pack, respectively)


[quote name='remixedcat' timestamp='1360701777' post='595517634']
I drank 55 cans of pepsi in one day for a dare so I can get money to help pay for soem care for a dog I had. I got 120 bucks and that was enough to pay for it.... I was totally messed up for 2 days but it was worth it to help the pupper.
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So 12 fluid ounces, multiplied by 55 cans...

12 * 55 = 660oz, which translates to 41.25 pints of pepsi.

Or just over 5 gallons...

$120... for "some dog", as you put it.

Guess life can be put into dollars. :laugh:

(please correct my math if I'm wrong here at all, because I don't want to be right)

[quote name='The Laughing Man' timestamp='1360703738' post='595517688']
And nothing of value was lost.
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My sentiments exactly.

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[quote name='Javik' timestamp='1360705085' post='595517730']
I believe she died of a cardiac arrhythmia. Most likely the caffeine that caused it.
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No, she died of stupidity.
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the stupidity of people continues to amaze me. How can you not know that guzzling down 20 times the amount of sugar you need each day is bad for you.

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You know what? It's 2013... We ALL know how bad soda is for you.... And the woman's husband is complaining that there were no warnings on the cans about it being bad for your health... Is he high???

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