ME: Coca-Cola 'substantial factor' in woman's death


February 14, 2013 7:30:09 AM PST
A coroner in New Zealand says Coca-Cola was a 'substantial factor' in the death of a 31-year-old woman.

Natasha Harris drank about 2 gallons a day, according to the coroner. A final report issued by the coroner says that likely led to 'metabolic imbalances' that gave rise to her heart problems.

Coca-Cola said in a statement that it was disappointed the coroner chose to focus on that saying 'the evidence showed the experts could not agree on the most likely cause.'