Too Much Diet Coke Pt. II

Remember yesterday when I talked about Tom Bissell’s terrible 10 Diet Cokes a day habit? And how I once too had a similar habit and switched to Seltzer water? I am glad I switched to seltzer water, because look at this Guardian article:

A pathologist has said a New Zealand woman’s eight-litre-a-day Coca-Cola habit probably contributed to her death, a conclusion that led the soft-drink giant to note that even water can be deadly in excessive amounts.

I mean, “Ahhhh!” Also, I imagine her drinking four 2-liter bottles of Coke a day, and thinking that is a thing that isn’t so far-fetched in the U.S. of A.?

“The first thing she would do in the morning was to have a drink of Coke beside her bed and the last thing she would do at night was have a drink of Coke,” Hodgkinson said. “She was addicted to Coke.”

Hodgkinson said she ate little and smoked about 30 cigarettes a day. In the months before her death, he said, Harris had experienced blood pressure problems and lacked energy.

Oh, well all those cigarettes probably killed her too. I’m not one to shame people for their soda-drinking or smoking habits, but, yikes.

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