Coca-Cola addiction blamed in death

Posted at 2:30 PM, Feb 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-12 14:30:46-05

(WGHP) – A New Zealand coroner said Coca-Cola contributed to a woman’s death, according to BBC News.

According to the report, the cause of the mother’s death had to do with her drinking 2.5 gallons of Coca-Cola per day.

Natasha Harris went into cardiac arrest in February 2010 and died at the age of 30.

According to the report, at the time of her death, a pathologist found Harris had hypokalemia, or a lack of potassium in the blood.

Harris’ family said she was addicted to the soda, and if she didn’t get her fix, she would go into withdrawal. At least one of Harris’ eight children was born without enamel on his or her teeth likely caused by the woman’s addiction.

The excessive consumption of Coca-Cola caused cardiac arrhythmia, which means the heart beats too fast or too slow, according to Coroner David Crerar.