Truth Revealed: Eating durian and drinking coke afterwards will cause sudden death?


Many people are becoming curious whether it is really true that it is harmful to drink Coke after eating a lot of durian. This started when a Facebook user named King-Siang of posted something about this.

He also gave a warning to people that it is deadly to mix durian and coke. This post of his went viral on other social media. of claims that a 28-year-old Chinese tourist who went to Thailand allegedly died after eating durian and drinking coke afterwards.

Truth Revealed: Eating durian and drinking coke afterwards will cause sudden death?

of also said that the combination of durian and Coke is "cobra poison", adding that the Chinese tourist experienced caffeine intoxication brought by surge in blood pressure. Allegedly, Thailand also sent a warning not to drink Coke within eight hours after eating the said fruit.

Truth Revealed: Eating durian and drinking coke afterwards will cause sudden death?

However, it was reported that this claim was not scientifically established. There is no scientific evidence or back up that will prove of claim.

Moreover, another YouTube user Durian Khanh uploaded a video to bust this myth. But an earlier study made by John Maninang and Hiroshi Gemma from University of Tsukuba in Japan shared that the fruit's high sulfur content just impaired alcohol breakdown. 

They also found out that durian extract inhibited aldehyde dehydrogenase activity up to 70%. It is an enzyme which is responsible for the breakdown of alcohol in the body.

Thus, eating durian and drinking soda will not kill you. It may only cause indigestion, bloating and discomfort since the liver exerts more effort in metabolizing fats and sugar.

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