There's a huge array of stories relating to Coca Cola (and other similar soft drinks) stating its nefarious properties and health risks.
This is just one example: http://killercoke.org/health_issues.php
Many of these stories look to me like ranting and propagation of anecdotes without enough (if any) backing evidence.
My question is: does the consumption of classic Coke (not Light), i.e. the one that is sweetened using sugar*, cause any health issues?
If so, in what quantity? (Harmful daily dose for an adult)
And how does it compare in terms of health risks to other common foods/drinks that don't get similar amounts of hype (e.g. sweets, coffee)?
* at least in Romania, where I live; in the US they use corn syrup and the US Coke tasted (subjectively) sweeter to me
There isn't any. I just happen to like Coke and am tired of people nagging me for my "reckless" Coca-Cola drinking habit (I drink on average a 500 ml/17 oz bottle every day; probably a lot more when I was a student)