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Thread: Man's own gut makes him drunk
09-20-13, 11:22 AM #1
Man's own gut makes him drunkThe most current case comes courtesy of an unnamed 61-year-old Texas man who for five years seemed to be drunk -- all of the time.His wife, a nurse, began to give him breathalyzer tests. Even when he hadn't been drinking at all, his blood alcohol content was as high 0.40 -- five times the legal driving limit -- according to the study.
Finally, after a 24-hour observation period at a gastroenterology practice in 2010 -- one in which he saw no visitors and underwent a battery of tests -- doctors figured out what was ailing him: His stomach was turning food into booze."The underlying mechanism is thought to be an overgrowth of yeast in the gut whereby the yeast ferments carbohydrates into ethanol."
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09-20-13, 03:58 PM #3
I'm sure there is a joke in here somewhere about yeast......but I'm not going there!______________________________ _____________________
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