(KTVI) – In 2009 the Coca-Cola Company introduced the world to its current slogan, “Open Happiness.” A New Zealand coroner says the death of a mother of eight may be linked to too many cans of cola.
Natasha Harris died nearly three years ago of a cardiac arrhythmia and other health problems. Coronor David Crerar contends the complications in Harris’ health were caused by her excessive consumption of a soft drink.
While a cocaine addiction can be referred to as “Riding the White Pony,” apparently Harris was “Riding the Brown Bronco” as her addiction caused her to drink as much as 10 liters (2.5 gallons) of Coca Cola everyday. In addition to heart problems, Harris also showed signs of withdrawal, rotten teeth and drastic changes in her mood according to News Discovery.
Coca-Cola has maintained that findings by other health experts have attributed Harris’ death. They say her lifestyle and additional health problems were the cause and not consuming their product.
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