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Court Rules Woman May Seek Inpatient Treatment for 'Unhealthy' Coca-Cola Addiction

A court has ruled that a woman from Malmo, Sweden, who is addicted to Coca-Cola, will be allowed to seek inpatient treatment for her problem, The Local newspaper of Sweden reported.

The woman, who has been deaf since childhood, has consumed large quantities of the beverage, as well as other sugary foods for many years, according to the report.

The woman’s name is being withheld for privacy reasons, but her unhealthy consumption habits have given her a wide range of health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure.

The woman claims she turned to Coca-Cola because of her handicap, and recently began fighting with public authorities for access to treatment facilities in order to cure her addiction.

Local health authorities and an Administrative Court agreed that the woman has a problem, but said she does not need inpatient care to cure it.

However, an Administrative Court of Appeals ruled the woman’s lifestyle is a threat to her health, and is allowing her to check into a clinic for the deaf, where she will receive treatment for her addiction.

Click here to read more on this story from The Local.