Saturday, 2 January 2021

As We Are In 2021,

it will mean there will be lots of lists,

containing the best and worst of 2020, and this one has already appeared, it is a list of 10 medical reports about the weird things that can happen to someone's health, like this one,

The 54-year-old man suddenly lost consciousness after experiencing a life-threatening heart rhythm problem, according to a report of the case, published Sept. 23 in The New England Journal of Medicine. His family said that the man had a poor diet, and in recent weeks, he had consumed one to two large packages of black liquorice every day. Despite receiving multiple treatments in the intensive care unit, the man died 32 hours after arriving at the hospital, the report said.

so why did he die? apparently black liquorice often contains a compound called glycyrrhizin, which is derived from liquorice root, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Consuming too much liquorice root or candies flavoured with liquorice root can be dangerous because glycyrrhizin lowers the body's potassium levels. This, in turn, can lead to high blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythms.

So how much liquorice is too much?

The FDA says that eating just 2 ounces of black liquorice a day for two weeks can cause heart rhythm problems, particularly for people ages 40 and older.

This is the only case in the list in which the patient died, you can read more of the strangest medical cases of the year, like the man with green urine, another man with three kidneys! photograpThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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