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2013-02-12 01:36:27 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Thanks for the nightmare fuel......


ditto
 
2013-02-12 01:36:29 PM  

DubyaHater: As a dentist in the south, I want to say thank you to Coca-Cola and Pepsi.  You have made your product cheap, addictive, and "hip" to drink.  My patients would rather die than give up their sugary beverages.

/"Give up my cokes?  I can't do that!  What would I drink instead?"


And the only way you could waste your education more is to be a dentist in England.

/Southerner
 
2013-02-12 01:36:30 PM  
When I was young, I was given nothing but Mountain Dew and Coke to drink.

In high school I switched to exclusively water, and lost about 40 pounds all at once and suddenly felt like I was invincible.

Even now, when I have the odd glass of coke as a treat, I hear Wilfred Brimley saying 'DIABEETUS" in my head. Ugh.
 
2013-02-12 01:36:48 PM  
Coder
 
2013-02-12 01:42:12 PM  
explorepahistory.com

Yummy... but I'm not sure how best to cut it, OJ? Cranberry Juice? Rainwater?
 
2013-02-12 01:52:36 PM  
Oh, and sometimes you're just surprised what you can do when you decide that enough is enough.

Before Thanksgiving: ~2L soda/day (Dr. Pepper was my drug, as referenced in profile), x lbs.

Since Thanksgiving: 10 oz soda (diet) total since, x-38 lbs.

Also actually paying attention to what/how much I'm taking in and doing some exercise has helped there.  When I need caffeine, I drink a cup of (black) coffee, or down a 5-hour energy (only on long drives).
 
2013-02-12 01:52:47 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: 10 liter equals 338.14 ounces
12 ozs per coke
so that's 28 cokes a day.

This is 7 cokes worth of sugar.
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so she was putting 4 carafes of sugar into her bloodstream each and every day.


A teaspoon of sugar is about 4 grams, so that carafe is about 280g, so she was putting down 1.12 kg of sugar a day. That comes out to 4500 calories a day, 2 days of caloric intake per day and that's just sugar, nothing else.

/Surprised she didn't kick the can sooner.
 
2013-02-12 02:03:30 PM  

rattchett: exick: DubyaHater: "Give up my cokes? I can't do that! What would I drink instead?"

How hard do you have to bite your tongue to stop yourself from saying "Water, you dumb twat!"?

You mean from the toilet?


I laughed out loud, something I rarely do reading comments.  +1 to you, sir.
 
2013-02-12 02:07:25 PM  

screwzloos: What is it with people losing their teeth from drinking soda? I never understood that. Mine are pearly white and I've been consuming diet coke like this since I was in middle school. Zero cavities.


Well, the "diet" may go some way to explaining that. Since switching to diet over a decade ago I haven't had any tooth problems.

Don't know why people make such a fuss about aspartame. We *know* sugar is bad.
 
2013-02-12 02:07:46 PM  

DubyaHater: As a dentist in the south, I want to say thank you to Coca-Cola and Pepsi.  You have made your product cheap, addictive, and "hip" to drink.  My patients would rather die than give up their sugary beverages.

/"Give up my cokes?  I can't do that!  What would I drink instead?"


Or i could just like... brush my teeth.
 
2013-02-12 02:13:50 PM  

stonicus: DubyaHater: exick: DubyaHater: "Give up my cokes? I can't do that! What would I drink instead?"

How hard do you have to bite your tongue to stop yourself from saying "Water, you dumb twat!"?

I tell these people all the time to drink more water.  The response is always, "I don't like the taste of water".  It's a losing battle.  The excuse is that they have "soft teeth" and cavities are inevitable.

Water IS boring.  But boring is better than tooth ache pain.  Tooth ache pain is the worst.  I'll choose water over pain every time.  And it's amazing, one glass of water and I'm not even thirsty anymore.  Soda actually makes me more thirsty.


soda (maybe the caffiene component, im not sure) is a diuretic.  basically it makes you have to pee.
 
2013-02-12 02:18:16 PM  

Nutsac_Jim: 2.5 gallons


I have to pee now

pause

I have to pee again
 
2013-02-12 02:21:34 PM  

Skraeling: DubyaHater: As a dentist in the south, I want to say thank you to Coca-Cola and Pepsi.  You have made your product cheap, addictive, and "hip" to drink.  My patients would rather die than give up their sugary beverages.

/"Give up my cokes?  I can't do that!  What would I drink instead?"

Or i could just like... brush my teeth.


lol. Good luck. Sometimes I can't even give away free toothbrushes. You see, some people don't have enough time in the morning or at night to brush their teeth. I've heard every excuse.
 
2013-02-12 02:24:14 PM  

DubyaHater: Skraeling: DubyaHater: As a dentist in the south, I want to say thank you to Coca-Cola and Pepsi.  You have made your product cheap, addictive, and "hip" to drink.  My patients would rather die than give up their sugary beverages.

/"Give up my cokes?  I can't do that!  What would I drink instead?"

Or i could just like... brush my teeth.

lol. Good luck. Sometimes I can't even give away free toothbrushes. You see, some people don't have enough time in the morning or at night to brush their teeth. I've heard every excuse.


you only take care of the teeth that you want to keep
 
2013-02-12 02:44:26 PM  

DubyaHater: Skraeling: DubyaHater: As a dentist in the south, I want to say thank you to Coca-Cola and Pepsi.  You have made your product cheap, addictive, and "hip" to drink.  My patients would rather die than give up their sugary beverages.

/"Give up my cokes?  I can't do that!  What would I drink instead?"

Or i could just like... brush my teeth.

lol. Good luck. Sometimes I can't even give away free toothbrushes. You see, some people don't have enough time in the morning or at night to brush their teeth. I've heard every excuse.


I love the shiat out of my sonicare.
Also just how far south are you? I'm due for a cleaning + I have insurance.
 
2013-02-12 02:51:36 PM  

germ78: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Coke is the devil but I still cant kick it. I have to have a couple a day or I get really biatchy.

One thing that has helped me reduce the amount of sugary pop I drink has been seltzer water. My local grocery store sells it in 2-liter bottles (either lightly flavored or plain) for about half the price of a 2-liter of soda. I then mix it half-and-half with juice (cranberry usually) to make a juice fizz - which is nice because it also cuts the sweetness of the juice. Just make sure the water is plain seltzer water and unsweetened; I've come across many varieties of "seltzer water" that have also contained an artificial sweetener like aspartame.

/my coke consumption now is closer to 1 20oz bottle every 2 days or so



I did the same thing except via sodastream.  Went from adding the full amount of syrup and weaned down to where it was just carbonated water.  A few years ago switched to just water, but I still drink a ton.  (7-8 liters a day)
 
2013-02-12 03:14:52 PM  
This thread make my kidneys hurt.
 
2013-02-12 03:23:44 PM  
If you want the caffeine fix, iced green tea with no sweetener is a good option. If you don't like the taste of straight up green tea, throw a handful of mint leaves in when you're steeping it. It's refreshing and all it does its stain your teeth, not destroy them (and the stain its what whitening toothpaste is for).
 
2013-02-12 03:28:49 PM  

Wendy's Chili: and the fact that one or more of her children were born without enamel on their teeth

Whoa! Way to bury the lead.

How does that even happen?


This happened to my husband. His mother didn't get nearly enough calcium during pregnancy. He ended up getting most of his baby teeth pulled. fortunately, she loaded him up on calcium from babyhood, and his permanent teeth are fine.

tlchwi02: stonicus: Water IS boring. But boring is better than tooth ache pain. Tooth ache pain is the worst. I'll choose water over pain every time. And it's amazing, one glass of water and I'm not even thirsty anymore. Soda actually makes me more thirsty.

perhaps oddly i prefer water to soda because water is refreshing. i feel clear headed and comfortable when i drink a big class of cold water. when i drink a soda i feel sleepy and gross. I do enjoy a good cup of black coffee in the morning and lemon tea in the afternoon (especially in winter when it has the bonus of warming me up)


Yeah, this is me too. We only have water, milk, coffee, and tea in the house to drink usually. Funny thing - my kids were raised this way. Now they don't even want other stuff. I have some soda and juice left over from my Christmas party and it's just sitting there. None of us want it, even though I didn't tell the kids not to drink it. It's too sweet for them, since they never developed a taste for it.
 
2013-02-12 03:29:58 PM  
She's consuming 10-20x of what many people would consider a rational daily intake. Consume 10x-20x of the rational daily intake of ANYTHING and you will suffer ill effects.
 
2013-02-12 03:38:03 PM  
I am sure that an individual could kill themselves with just about anything in ridiculous excess.

You can kill yourself by drinking too much carrot juice (vitamin A toxicity).
You can kill yourself by eating too many avocados (blood pressure spiking).
You can even kill yourself by drinking too much danged water (water intoxication).

No one can stop Darwinism...although I wish they stopped this one before she bred so much. Getting addicted to something as stupid as soda is downright shameful.
 
2013-02-12 03:53:19 PM  
I get too jittery after a couple cups and have to switch to straight bourbon.
 
2013-02-12 04:01:59 PM  
If only someone from China had played a joke on her, she might still be alive.
 
2013-02-12 04:26:13 PM  

uttertosh: God--: Actually you can drink asbestos all day without any health effects (outside of possibly the runs), you just can breathe it. Just sayin...

CHALLENGE ACCE.. no, no wait... No. whaaaa? [citation required] I can't believe for a moment that the barbed hooks wouldn't cause permenant NTDT* at best, and horrifyingly fatal colon cancer at worst.

/*nas tee digestive tract


Good friend of mine is a toxicologist. She's written most of the federal and state (PA) protocols for dealing with asbestos, lead, and mercury. Your stomach acid breaks them down or they pass (hence the runs)...
 
2013-02-12 04:34:16 PM  
Is this like the guy who died eating nothing but blueberries?

Now we need a warning on blueberries, saying if you eat too many or don't control yourself, you'll die.  The sugar in them can be addictive (or so I'm told).

This woman was "way over" the recommended this-and-that.  It's a family tragedy.  End of story.
 
2013-02-12 05:07:40 PM  
So some down under version of white trash (assuming) with a caffeine addiction drank a boatload of coke every day and its cokes fault she died?

If it were cake or bacon or bacon flavored cake, this wouldn't be an article.
 
2013-02-12 05:11:18 PM  

cfreak: Age 30 with EIGHT kids!?

I didn't know they had rednecks in NZ


Invercargill is regarded by many Kiwis as something akin to Florida. A "suthun mane" (southern man) is a guy in a wife-beater and galoshes drinking a Speights, possibly whilst driving a ute (small "utility" truck or car with a pickup bed). The Kiwi accent becomes unintelligible once you cross an invisible line somewhere around Dunedin.

There are some nice, intelligent, very generous folks down there but yeah, when you're at the ass-end of the earth, one might be more inclined to crank out 8 kids and drink 10 litres of coke a day.
 
2013-02-12 05:15:44 PM  

God--: uttertosh: God--: Actually you can drink asbestos all day without any health effects (outside of possibly the runs), you just can breathe it. Just sayin...

CHALLENGE ACCE.. no, no wait... No. whaaaa? [citation required] I can't believe for a moment that the barbed hooks wouldn't cause permenant NTDT* at best, and horrifyingly fatal colon cancer at worst.

/*nas tee digestive tract

Good friend of mine is a toxicologist. She's written most of the federal and state (PA) protocols for dealing with asbestos, lead, and mercury. Your stomach acid breaks them down or they pass (hence the runs)...


As an asbestos industrial analyst, I can confirm that you can drink most forms of asbestos with no harmful effects.  Some types are more pointy than others and may work there way through the various lining to get into the system, but for the most part, they will pass harmlessly through.  The most common form of asbestos is not needle or shard like and will not do this.  If you are around contaminated food or water, you have other, far more serious concerns.
 
2013-02-12 06:11:22 PM  
I can't imagine drinking 10 liters of anything. I drink a lot (generally drink ~3L water and another ~1L of coke per day), and this woman drank 2 1/2 X what I do!

I'd give up the coke but have nothing to replace it with. I need my caffeine, but as a bitter taster can't even think about coffee or tea. I can't drink milk and fruit juice has just as much, or more, sugar. Diet soda in general taste like ass and aspartame gives everyone in my family headaches. Any suggestions?
 
2013-02-12 06:22:27 PM  

germ78: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Coke is the devil but I still cant kick it. I have to have a couple a day or I get really biatchy.

One thing that has helped me reduce the amount of sugary pop I drink has been seltzer water. My local grocery store sells it in 2-liter bottles (either lightly flavored or plain) for about half the price of a 2-liter of soda. I then mix it half-and-half with juice (cranberry usually) to make a juice fizz - which is nice because it also cuts the sweetness of the juice. Just make sure the water is plain seltzer water and unsweetened; I've come across many varieties of "seltzer water" that have also contained an artificial sweetener like aspartame.

/my coke consumption now is closer to 1 20oz bottle every 2 days or so


I drink a can of club soda a day at work. I used to drink Coke, then switched to mineral water, but club soda is cheaper and comes in a standard can that fits in a lunch box.
 
2013-02-12 06:54:35 PM  

Snaptastic: I am sure that an individual could kill themselves with just about anything in ridiculous excess.

You can kill yourself by drinking too much carrot juice (vitamin A toxicity).
You can kill yourself by eating too many avocados (blood pressure spiking).
You can even kill yourself by drinking too much danged water (water intoxication).

No one can stop Darwinism...although I wish they stopped this one before she bred so much. Getting addicted to something as stupid as soda is downright shameful.


Actually, that's not true about the carrots. The vitamin A is in the form of beta-carotene, so the worst that happens is carotenosis.

Regardless, this whole story reminds me of this "silly ol' advisory":

Kidney damage, nausea, digital numbness, anxiety, loss of visual acuity, dizziness, occasional nosebleeds, joint inflammation, tooth decay, sore throat, bronchitis, organ rupture and halitosis

Of course, you have to drink a whole helluva lot to have problems on this scale.
 
2013-02-12 08:58:56 PM  

ruta: cfreak: Age 30 with EIGHT kids!?

I didn't know they had rednecks in NZ

Invercargill is regarded by many Kiwis as something akin to Florida. A "suthun mane" (southern man) is a guy in a wife-beater and galoshes drinking a Speights, possibly whilst driving a ute (small "utility" truck or car with a pickup bed). The Kiwi accent becomes unintelligible once you cross an invisible line somewhere around Dunedin.

There are some nice, intelligent, very generous folks down there but yeah, when you're at the ass-end of the earth, one might be more inclined to crank out 8 kids and drink 10 litres of coke a day.


To be fair, the blood of Numenor has diminished over the years.
 
2013-02-12 09:45:48 PM  
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Also...

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2013-02-13 12:49:38 AM  
You'll also have to pee 42 times a day.
 
2013-02-13 12:52:02 AM  

geekbikerskum: They're called "bogans" in Australia and NZ. Pronounced like "toboggan".


No.  It's a long o, not a a short o.

BOH-gin.

I've not met a person who doesn't think this woman is a complete and utter moron.  Really, do you need a warning label telling you "this is caffeine and sugar, the health effects of which are well known; it would be a really bad idea to drink this in massive quantities".

If her estate tried to sue they're unlikely to find a sympathetic jury.

/Even in bloody Invercargill
//I wish Amatel-Coke would just come out and say they think the woman was too stupid to live
 
2013-02-13 01:51:21 AM  

if_i_really_have_to: No.  It's a long o, not a a short o.

BOH-gin.


Thank you for the correction.  Obviously, I'm a Yank, and I've only ever seen it in print.  I forget where I read that pronunciation.

There are very few things normally eaten as foodstuffs by most people around the world that will seriously hurt you, when consumed in moderation.  (Assuming you're generally in good health and don't have some sort of allergy or metabolic disorder.)  Drinking 10l of Coke a day is just pathological.  I doubt I drink that much *fluid* of all sorts in a day--coffee, water, Diet Coke, whatever.

I can't say she wouldn't find a sympathetic jury in the USA, sad to say, depending on where such a plaintiff were to choose to file.

/Hey, Burt "World's Fastest Indian" Munro was from Invercargill.
 
2013-02-13 02:38:17 AM  
I don't think she died from the Coca Cola.  I think she died because she had bad teeth
 
2013-02-13 05:32:31 AM  
"Coca-Cola had argued that it could not be proved its product had contributed to Ms Harris' death"

Why is Coca-Cola even bothering to do that?  If she had been drinking reasonable amounts of Coke at the time of her death, sure, but even the coroner "...said that Coca-Cola could not be held responsible for the health of consumers who drank excessive quantities of its product."
 
2013-02-13 10:10:35 AM  

illannoyin: Also...




You're an evil evil bastard.


And I think I love you for it
 
2013-02-13 02:00:26 PM  

NotARocketScientist: I can't imagine drinking 10 liters of anything. I drink a lot (generally drink ~3L water and another ~1L of coke per day), and this woman drank 2 1/2 X what I do!

I'd give up the coke but have nothing to replace it with. I need my caffeine, but as a bitter taster can't even think about coffee or tea. I can't drink milk and fruit juice has just as much, or more, sugar. Diet soda in general taste like ass and aspartame gives everyone in my family headaches. Any suggestions?


Just stop. Seriously.  This litany of first-world problems is insane.
 
2013-02-14 06:36:20 AM  

God--: Good friend of mine is a toxicologist. She's written most of the federal and state (PA) protocols for dealing with asbestos, lead, and mercury. Your stomach acid breaks them down or they pass (hence the runs)..


cool, so without, say, a mouth/stomach ulcer to allow it direct access to the bloodstream, I'ma be fine? That's going against my gut instinct. (sorry for the pun, but, hey...)

if_i_really_have_to: I wish Amatel-Coke would just come out and say they think the woman was too stupid to live


Freedom of speech in a litigious society is a double edged the 9 bladed sword of the apocalypse.
 
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