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Topic # 100852 19-Apr-2012 17:54
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10800055

Not trying to be insensitive but come on, when are people going to start taking responsibility for themselves. Some woman drank up to 10 litres of coke every single day and died now it is coca-colas fault because she didn't know it was bad for her. It is not coca-colas fault, she died because she was a dumb b****, FACT!

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  Reply # 612050 19-Apr-2012 18:00
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I read the article on Stuff earlier in the day and couldn't believe neither her or the partner thought there would be no consequences from drinking THAT MUCH coke each and every day. STUPID, STUPID PEOPLE!!!



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  Reply # 612062 19-Apr-2012 18:23
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qwerty7: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10800055

Not trying to be?insensitive but come on, when are people going to start taking?responsibility?for themselves. Some woman drank up to 10 litres of coke every single day and died now it is coca-colas fault because she didn't know it was bad for her. It is not coca-colas fault, she died because she was a dumb b****, FACT!


But the story says she was addicted, so she may not have been in full control. We really don't know the facts, as there are always two sides to every story.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 612066 19-Apr-2012 18:31
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mattwnz:
qwerty7: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10800055

Not trying to be?insensitive but come on, when are people going to start taking?responsibility?for themselves. Some woman drank up to 10 litres of coke every single day and died now it is coca-colas fault because she didn't know it was bad for her. It is not coca-colas fault, she died because she was a dumb b****, FACT!


But the story says she was addicted, so she may not have been in full control. We really don't know the facts, as there are always two sides to every story.


The story did say she was addicted, but still even though she was addicted the still should have known it was bad for her. I'm surprised the doctors wouldnt have discovered she was drinking that much coke when investigating her illness. 

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  Reply # 612072 19-Apr-2012 18:47
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If she was addicted to it: how did it get to that stage? Surely she'd have needed to consume one heck of a lot of the stuff to gain an addiction to it.




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  Reply # 612075 19-Apr-2012 18:49
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I'm just imagining how much time she must have spent peeing it out again...




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  Reply # 612076 19-Apr-2012 18:50
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  Reply # 612082 19-Apr-2012 19:05
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For gods sake, I personally don't see why Coca-Cola should take the blame. Sure, I like coke, but I can control myself to drink a restricted amount, as she should have.


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  Reply # 612083 19-Apr-2012 19:09
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According to the internetz, there -- wait, my iPad just autocorrected 'internets' to 'internetz', huh? Anyway according to them there are 108g of sugar in a liter of coke. So apart from anything else she was basically eating a kilo bag of sugar every day.

EDIT: but it did NOT correct 'ugar' into sugar. Go figure.




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  Reply # 612089 19-Apr-2012 19:25
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mattwnz:
qwerty7: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10800055

Not trying to be?insensitive but come on, when are people going to start taking?responsibility?for themselves. Some woman drank up to 10 litres of coke every single day and died now it is coca-colas fault because she didn't know it was bad for her. It is not coca-colas fault, she died because she was a dumb b****, FACT!


But the story says she was addicted, so she may not have been in full control. We really don't know the facts, as there are always two sides to every story.


The story did say she was addicted, but still even though she was addicted the still should have known it was bad for her. I'm surprised the doctors wouldnt have discovered she was drinking that much coke when investigating her illness.?



Yes, the same thing applies though with addiction to fast food, or addiction to cigarettes. No-one can stop an adult doing something they shouldn't be doing, due to it being bad for their health. The same thing would apply if you were addicted to many foods, eg icecream, and had huge quantities of that a day with all the suger in that. Excessive qualities of many things will not do you any good, but some food is also more additive than others due to the sugars in and fats in them. You don't hear of too many people being addicted to 'rice' for example.

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  Reply # 612108 19-Apr-2012 20:01
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this reminds me of the woman who chewed through 4 packs of gum per day. blamed her sickness on the sweetener aspartame. her 'illness' stopped when she quite the gum: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/130657/Sweetener-can-make-some-sick-say-officials

maybe the act of chewing all day without actually sending anything into the stomach caused her to generate excess stomach acid causing a bunch of problems.

either way, you cant call for a ban on a product because one person had an adverse reaction to a dose that was probably 10 to 20 times higher than the average.

there are much more widely proven dangerous substances out there. peanuts, shellfish, dairy products, to name a few.




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  Reply # 612137 19-Apr-2012 20:52
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Even if she was addicted, people addicted to smoking or heroin rarely (I hope) would think "Hey, this can't possibly be _bad_ for me can it"?

A friend recently got diagnosed with a liver condition due (they suspect) to excessive coke & red bull consumption, and he drank nowhere _near_ these quantities.




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  Reply # 612387 20-Apr-2012 14:07
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An important quote from the herald version of that story
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10800154

?University of Otago researcher Dr Lisa Te Morenga said after the inquest that a person drinking up to 10 litres of any liquid a day would endanger their health.
"Even drinking that much water a day would be detrimental, as our maximum capacity for water is something like 4 litres a day."


Also from the herald article:

Mr Hodgkinson told the court Ms Harris drank no other beverage and very little alcohol.
Since she had been unwell, she did not eat breakfast, ate only snacks at lunch and often went without dinner.
All her teeth had been removed because they were rotting, prompting a dentist to remark about drinking too much Coke.
Mr Crerar asked Mr Hodgkinson if he knew that not having a balanced diet was bad for a person.
He replied: "Yeah, I suppose so. It's different being able to afford it with eight children. We ate what we could, when we could."
Mr Crerar also suggested that even if Coke bottles had warning labels on them, Ms Harris may not have heeded the advice, as she was a smoker and all cigarette packets carried health warnings.
Ms Harris' mother-in-law, Vivien Hodgkinson, said after the inquest none of the family had known of the dangers because there was no warnings, but now "fizzy drink in general doesn't come into our house".
The family were hoping to obtain compensation from Coca-Cola for the children, who were now in care.
"It's destroyed the whole family. There's eight little children aged under 12 and their dad had to sit down after school and tell them their mother was dead. It's been very traumatic for everyone."



I wonder if it ever occurred to him or his wife that if they didn't have a lot of money, maybe they shouldn't have 8 kids, or maybe that if you didn't smoke 30 a day and drink 10 litres of coke you might save some money and be able to afford some decent food?

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  Reply # 612390 20-Apr-2012 14:14
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NonprayingMantis: An important quote from the herald version of that story
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10800154

?University of Otago researcher Dr Lisa Te Morenga said after the inquest that a person drinking up to 10 litres of any liquid a day would endanger their health.
"Even drinking that much water a day would be detrimental, as our maximum capacity for water is something like 4 litres a day."


Also from the herald article:

Mr Hodgkinson told the court Ms Harris drank no other beverage and very little alcohol.
Since she had been unwell, she did not eat breakfast, ate only snacks at lunch and often went without dinner.
All her teeth had been removed because they were rotting, prompting a dentist to remark about drinking too much Coke.
Mr Crerar asked Mr Hodgkinson if he knew that not having a balanced diet was bad for a person.
He replied: "Yeah, I suppose so. It's different being able to afford it with eight children. We ate what we could, when we could."
Mr Crerar also suggested that even if Coke bottles had warning labels on them, Ms Harris may not have heeded the advice, as she was a smoker and all cigarette packets carried health warnings.
Ms Harris' mother-in-law, Vivien Hodgkinson, said after the inquest none of the family had known of the dangers because there was no warnings, but now "fizzy drink in general doesn't come into our house".
The family were hoping to obtain compensation from Coca-Cola for the children, who were now in care.
"It's destroyed the whole family. There's eight little children aged under 12 and their dad had to sit down after school and tell them their mother was dead. It's been very traumatic for everyone."



I wonder if it ever occurred to him or his wife that if they didn't have a lot of money, maybe they shouldn't have 8 kids, or maybe that if you didn't smoke 30 a day and drink 10 litres of coke you might save some money and be able to afford some decent food?


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That's got to easily be another $20 per day... - so about $600 per month extra in their pocket, if not considerably more!

And all of those goes to show why uneducated, stupid people should not be allowed to breed. Heaven help us all if this is what the world is coming to.

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  Reply # 612392 20-Apr-2012 14:20
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keewee01: Heaven help us all because this is what the world is coming to.


FTFY




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  Reply # 612397 20-Apr-2012 14:29
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I thought inbred morons like this were only found in America..

I guess all those rumours about southland inbreeding do have some basis in fact!





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