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104-Year-Old Woman’s Secret to Long Life Is a Can of Diet Coke Every Day

Do you believe in her key to longevity?

Just recently, Theresa Rowley, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, celebrated her 104th birthday. The longterm resident of the Sentinel Pointe Retirement Community celebrated in style with a cake and with other members of her retirement community present. Reaching the age of 104 is a milestone for Rowley indeed. What’s her secret to living a long life, you ask? Well, she swears by a can of Diet Coke every day.

While Rowley’s drink of choice may raise some eyebrows and alarm the health-obsessed, the elderly woman believes the diet soda has contributed to her longevity. Rowley didn’t start drinking Diet Coke every day until her latter years, as the drink was not introduced to the market until 1982. She was 68 years old then.

Rowley reportedly drinks at least one Diet coke a day.

Source: WZZM

She told WZZM:

“I drink it because I like it. I’m going shopping Wednesday, and I need more Diet Coke. I have a bag full of empty Diet Coke cans that I need to return to buy more Diet Coke.”

Diet Coke is not known for having health-boosting properties.

Source: Pixabay

Researches suggest that diet sodas may be associated with different health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

It is also believed to be linked to weight gain and obesity. Despite the soda’s bad reputation, however, Rowley loves them and she’s been having them every day for years.

According to reports, Rowley herself can’t believe the age she has reached.

Source: WZZM

She was reportedly “surprised” by her age. She was quoted by WZZM as saying:

“When I was 100, I thought I’d never be 104. I thought I’d pass away by that time, but it just didn’t happen. Then I turn 101, and nothing happens. Here I am 104, and still nothing happens.”

What do you think of Rowley’s claim to longevity? Are you a fan of the Diet Coke, too? Tell us your secrets to a long and healthy life in the comments section!


  1. James Tiu

    January 10, 2018 at 2:12 PM


  2. Baltazar Pascual

    January 10, 2018 at 1:06 PM

    Not believable!!!!

  3. Martina Caayupan

    January 10, 2018 at 12:10 PM

    And it will cause diabetes

  4. Lawrence Toh

    January 10, 2018 at 11:57 AM


  5. Ceferina Thompson

    January 10, 2018 at 11:39 AM

    Lucky you Diet coke work for you 🙂

  6. AhNa Nyl Balla

    January 10, 2018 at 11:25 AM


  7. Cherry P. Valerio

    January 10, 2018 at 11:17 AM

    Dolores Ramos and mama bell:))

  8. Jeana Christian Dikit

    January 10, 2018 at 10:53 AM

    Shet Francis Canillas hahaha!

  9. Amy O Brien

    January 10, 2018 at 10:50 AM

    Leon Lufc Deere 😂

  10. Debbie Kerr

    January 10, 2018 at 9:33 AM

    104 years of coke urmmmm😕

  11. Jose Villanueva

    January 10, 2018 at 9:10 AM

    Pol Renz Centron Villanueva

  12. Ramon Bernardo

    January 10, 2018 at 8:13 AM

    Feldan Pactor Mailene Andrada Pactor now I know secret nyo!!!!

  13. Sum Dey

    January 10, 2018 at 7:44 AM

    Coca cola company should pay this grandma for recommending their product. 😀😀😀

  14. Sue Turner

    January 10, 2018 at 7:38 AM

    Leslie Lesley Fairhurst-brown

  15. Alan Chiam

    January 10, 2018 at 7:15 AM

    She must have received quite a sum from Cola and Co

  16. Karnelious Narzary

    January 10, 2018 at 7:02 AM

    There was no coke diet at that time

  17. Ah Zhong

    January 10, 2018 at 6:50 AM

    I believe. Coke reduce heatness and erode many unwanted in your bodies

  18. Agnes Koh

    January 10, 2018 at 6:48 AM

    Seriously diet coke has not been around when she was a kid. Coke can clean toilet. How good is that?

  19. Doren Wu

    January 10, 2018 at 6:12 AM

    Edward Hsieh

  20. Anwar Hussain

    January 10, 2018 at 6:02 AM

    Fake coke, fake news

  21. Rolando Padin

    January 10, 2018 at 4:02 AM

    I will try diet coffee,

  22. Cristina Diggins

    January 10, 2018 at 3:43 AM

    That’s her choice!

  23. Char Smith

    January 10, 2018 at 2:23 AM

    She’s just lucky! Probably good genes. Diet coke helped not one bit.

  24. Bobby Dela Raga

    January 10, 2018 at 2:19 AM

    Who will believed this she’s already old when Diet Coke introduces in the market.

  25. Marjorie Robichaud

    January 10, 2018 at 2:04 AM

    Really a bunch of crap.

  26. Araffat Razak

    January 10, 2018 at 1:50 AM

    Drink Coke, Die Faster

  27. Outback

    January 10, 2018 at 1:39 AM

    Her body coud process that can of coke properly every day so her longevity is not due to that.

  28. Sandy Love

    January 10, 2018 at 1:19 AM

    Heavenly Myers well well well my prayers have been answered 😂

  29. Noel Nick Hall

    January 10, 2018 at 1:06 AM

    Hell naw…..if she disnt drink that poison she would live to be 150

  30. Marky R. Bones

    January 10, 2018 at 1:05 AM

    Hahahahahahahaha tell it to the Marines !

  31. Cherry Paydo-an Bogawit

    January 10, 2018 at 12:24 AM

    that is not true. diet coke is more dangerous because it contains aspartame.

  32. Ranilo Hcm

    January 10, 2018 at 12:17 AM

    Much better to drink natural juices

  33. Ranilo Hcm

    January 10, 2018 at 12:16 AM

    The truth is coke will damage your kidney!

  34. Natasha Buckley

    January 10, 2018 at 12:14 AM

    Rachel Louise Davies 😂

  35. Richarto Kwaski

    January 9, 2018 at 11:57 PM

    Fake ads

  36. Odlanor Olaje

    January 9, 2018 at 11:38 PM

    how sad if you’re in phils. coke is too expensive at this time..

  37. Grace Alves

    January 9, 2018 at 11:28 PM

    😒seriously Diet Coke hasn’t been around for as long as she has so I doubt it

  38. Ruth Kalbhenn

    January 9, 2018 at 11:24 PM

    nope !

  39. Jessie DC Deala

    January 9, 2018 at 10:44 PM

    i guess she started drinking at 100 😁

  40. Joeann Mary

    January 9, 2018 at 10:39 PM

    not in a million years, so fake

  41. Oh Anaafi

    January 9, 2018 at 10:38 PM

    Lies lies lies

  42. Rupert Inkpen

    January 9, 2018 at 10:35 PM

    Diet poison is still poison.

  43. Tang Peter

    January 9, 2018 at 10:34 PM

    How much did Diet Coke paid u for this ad?

  44. BuenaJe Corpus

    January 9, 2018 at 10:33 PM

    Maybe true in a way because my mother in law all her life was drinking a bottle of coke every time she eats she can’t live without it and lives a long life without being sick she just died of old age

  45. Jeannette Rayner

    January 9, 2018 at 10:28 PM

    Rubbish 😡

  46. Mark Durant

    January 9, 2018 at 10:27 PM

    Diet Coke was invented in 1985, this is bogus.

  47. Mercedes Solon

    January 9, 2018 at 10:23 PM

    Fake news!

  48. Cezario Ambrocio

    January 9, 2018 at 10:19 PM

    Not true, Diet Coke did not exist 100 years ago.

  49. Pankaj Patil

    January 9, 2018 at 10:09 PM

    Aditya Birje

  50. Outback

    March 4, 2018 at 2:31 PM

    Her body coud process that can of coke properly every day so her longevity is not due to that.


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