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(BBC)   Drinking 10 liters of Coke every day substantially reduces the likelihood of age-related diseases   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 24
    More: Followup, Coca-Cola, New Zealanders, Invercargill  
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2013-02-12 11:40:46 AM  
5 votes:
on one hand, its silly of coke to try and claim there is no way to link her coke drinking with her death. On the other hand, its idiotic to suggest that coca-cola the corporation has any culpability in this (even some sort of quasi moral responsibility)
2013-02-12 12:22:34 PM  
3 votes:
No one has even mentioned that there are 400 calories in a liter of Coke.  That's 4000 calories daily.  Did she die of gravitational implosion?
2013-02-12 11:48:02 AM  
3 votes:

tlchwi02: on one hand, its silly of coke to try and claim there is no way to link her coke drinking with her death. On the other hand, its
idiotic to suggest that coca-cola the corporation has any culpability in this (even some sort of quasi moral responsibility)


If this ever got to trial, I think Coke's lawyers just wheel in 11 liters of Coke Classic for each member of the jury, and say "If any one of you can drink this much Coke in 12 hours without puking or passing out, we'll pay whatever settlement you want."
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-02-12 11:38:10 AM  
3 votes:
You don't get age-related diseases when you die at 45.
2013-02-12 12:33:46 PM  
2 votes:
Drinking that much Coke would mean you consume way too much phosphorus. IIRC, phosphorus plays a role in the function of nerves. Also, phosphorus is antagonistic to calcium in large quantities and calcium also plays a role in nerves, as well as the formation of bones, teeth, etc.

Not a doctor and I don't play one on TV but I don't think you have to look very hard for a mechanism that would turn 10 litres of Coke a day into a heart attack.

I drink a lot of cola but the poison is in the dose, as Paracelsus, the Renaissance physician put it. One or two litres a day, you risk problems. Four litres a day, you risk metabolic syndrome or diabetes. Eight or more, you could risk dying.

Of course, that is not specific to Coke(TM). It is true of any soft drink heavy in sugar and phosphorus (or rather, phosphoric acid). Caffeine could be a problem as well since a Coke contains about as much caffeine as an espresso coffee and 10 litres of coffee a day would have some serious consequences.

The great scholar and wit, Dr. Samuel Johnson drank over 20 cups of coffee a day. He was morbidly obese but he also had some peculiar tics and quirks which suggest either Tourette's Syndrome (not necessarily swearing) or nerve damage. For example, IIRC, he would do pirouettes when passing through doorways.

A little caffeine perks you up, a lot farks you up. The same is true for "the beverage that refreshes".

By the way, have you ever noticed how every new beverage is sold to the public as a quasi-medicinal panacea? Tea, coffee, chocolate, cola, "Energy" drinks--the public is roped in with claims that the beverage will make you a powerhouse at work and play.

The truth is, a certain number of medicinal compounds like caffeine may have benefits in moderation but they can kill in a high enough dose and there's little any one can do to stop some people from finding that dose through trial and error, and error, and error.
2013-02-12 12:18:40 PM  
2 votes:

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


Citation needed I don't fancy swallowing natural fiberglass.
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-02-12 11:55:13 AM  
2 votes:

d23: You don't get age-related diseases when you die at 45.


To self: RTFA
2013-02-12 11:52:45 AM  
2 votes:

d23: You don't get age-related diseases when you die at 45.


You sir, have figured out the joke! A prize for you!
2013-02-12 08:58:56 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:24:14 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:10:26 PM  
1 votes:
I sent this article to a friend who drinks Pepsi all day. Her teeth are rotting out of her head and she refuses to listen to a dentist. When one lectures her about it, she finds another.

I finally kicked my daily diet soda habit (a liter or two every day for at least five years) about two months ago. I've lost weight, my acne cleared up, I sleep better, and figured I'm saving about seventy dollars a month.
2013-02-12 12:26:10 PM  
1 votes:
IRQ12: "I think we can all agree that someone who behaves like this probably has a litany of bad habits and resulting health problems. "

And those hypothetical habits are irrelevant.  She was ingesting plenty enough caffeine to kill herself, even if she got a gold star on every other health habit.
The enamel things is creepy as fark, but she's dead because her heart couldn't handle the quantity and duration of her caffeine addiction.

So, no, it's not really about Coke.  But neither do we need to say "well, she probably ate a lot of cheetos and didn't exercise as well".
biatch killed herself with caffeine.  Case closed.
2013-02-12 12:21:18 PM  
1 votes:
TFA: "she had developed an addiction to Coca-Cola and would get withdrawal symptoms, including "the shakes", if she went without her favourite drink. "

Yeah... that's the caffeine, not the delivery mechanism.
2013-02-12 12:20:56 PM  
1 votes:
I think we can all agree that someone who behaves like this probably has a litany of bad habits and resulting health problems.  Regardless of how we feel about cola products.

I also agree that things like cola that are completely without nutritional value should have warnings.
2013-02-12 12:16:13 PM  
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: the fact that one or more of her children were born without enamel on their teeth, should have been treated by her, and by her family, as a warning,

How the hell does that happen. Most kids arn't born with teeth to begin with! And I guess these kids were born with teeth that didn't have enamel?!


IIRC phosphoric acid goes into your blood and erodes the long bones from the inside (osteoporosis), not surprising the same for high calcium tooth material.
2013-02-12 12:15:14 PM  
1 votes:
I know someone who had to cut back on drinking a minimum of 4 liters per day after serious health complications. This is a person whose doctor gave him the choice between daily medication or cutting back to reasonable (still more than most people should eat) amounts of terrible junk food and chose the medication. I don't know how this woman was doing 10 liters per day. I guess she wasn't mixing it with the other foods this guy can't say no to.
2013-02-12 12:14:04 PM  
1 votes:

farkingatwork: "Coca-Cola had argued that it could not be proved its product had contributed to Ms Harris' death. "

yeah, right. This is why you never buy or take anything Pepsi-co or Coca-Cola branded. The name by itself highlights how horrible their shiat is, combining Kola nuts and Cocaine in the first place. May as well buy asbestos and chug it, because it's not any healthier than drinking pop.


i.imgur.com

Coca-Cola no longer contains significant amounts of cocaine, and hasn't for some time.
2013-02-12 11:51:21 AM  
1 votes:
A lady from New Zealand
Found water to be too bland
She really loved Coke
It wasn't a joke
But killed her sure as quicksand
2013-02-12 11:49:05 AM  
1 votes:
Eight kids by age 30.  She had been continualy pregnant for most of her adult life.  Can that be a factor?
2013-02-12 11:43:24 AM  
1 votes:

d23: You don't get age-related diseases when you die at 45.


thatsthejoke.jpg
2013-02-12 11:40:45 AM  
1 votes:
How about Brawndo?
2013-02-12 11:39:27 AM  
1 votes:
How the fark does one drink on average 10L of coke?

/i don't even consume a quarter that amount, and I've got blood sugar that could put a hummingbird in a diabetic coma
//seriously though, you drink that much of ANYTHING, you deserve to die
2013-02-12 11:38:26 AM  
1 votes:
I'm going to go with all around bad genetics on this one.
2013-02-12 11:20:54 AM  
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: How the hell does that happen. Most kids arn't born with teeth to begin with! And I guess these kids were born with teeth that didn't have enamel?!


That's a new one for me. I can imagine that drinking excessive amounts of Coke would fark up your own teeth, but I wasn't aware that it had the side effect of farking up your kid's teeth before they even got any.
 
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