New Delhi: Excessive consumption of Coke led to the death of a 30-year-old woman in 2010. This was revealed in an experts’ reading over the death, according to media reports.
The New Zealand woman Natasha Harris, a mother of eight, had died in February 2010 of a heart attack.
She regularly consumed 10-lt a day thus suffering from low potassium disorder in her body. This might have led to abnormalities in her heart rhythm.
Health experts also said, according to media reports, high levels of caffeine also could have contributed to her death. Caffeine is also present in very small quanitity in Coke.
Coca Cola has drawn a conclusion from this incident that excessive intake of even water could be fatal.
Fairfax Media reported that Harris' partner, Chris Hodgkinson, testified that Harris drank between 8 and 10 liters of regular Coke every day.
However, Coca Cola in a media statement said its products are safe, but excessive ingestion of any food product, including water, over a short period of time with the inadequate consumption of essential nutrients can lead to bad health and even death.