Man dies from eating too much licorice

A recent study has shown that a 54-year-old man died as a result of eating too much licorice.

The man, a construction worker from Massachusetts, lost consciousness inside a fast-food restaurant. He was taken to a hospital, where he died the next day.

Doctors wrote that he had “a poor diet, consisting primarily of several packages of candy daily,” and that three weeks before, he switched from eating fruit-flavored soft candy to licorice candy, which contained glycyrrhizic acid.

Glycyrrhizic acid, or glycyrrhizin, a sweetening compound derived from licorice root. It can cause a drop in potassium levels in the body, which in turn may cause high blood pressure, swelling, abnormal heart rhythms and even heart failure.

People 40 or older should be especially vigilant about their black licorice consumption. Even 60grams per day, over a two-week period, could cause irregular heart rhythm.

However, the scientists also said that negative effects of eating too much licorice are reversible, and stop when consumption is halted. A return to normal potassium levels may take one to two weeks, according to the study.

Luckily, there are safe alternatives. According to the NIH, many licorice products available in the US don’t actually contain licorice, but rather anise oil, which is comparable in flavor.

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smileydude1202
smileydude1202
3 months ago

sad

Last edited 3 months ago by smileydude1202
oscar
oscar
3 months ago

that’s so sad ๐Ÿ˜ข

Thomas
Thomas
3 months ago

Sad, Funny and Scary

surfallday
surfallday
3 months ago

sad

pop
pop
3 months ago

thats odd but why would he when licorce is so good and yumm!!!!!

jaffy
jaffy
3 months ago

wow

*UNKNOWN PERSON*
*UNKNOWN PERSON*
3 months ago

Wow, thatโ€™s ah…mmm

Cuban
Cuban
3 months ago

Wow

jordan
jordan
3 months ago

how many pieces of liquorice did he eat EXACTLY?????? This is just for scientific purposes so i dont end up dying from liqourice

donutkittie
donutkittie
3 months ago

thats so sad๏ปฟ

goat
goat
3 months ago

licorice is digosting

mizery
mizery
3 months ago

this is so sad what if it was my grandad

Eva
Eva
3 months ago

I eat red licorice with chocolate in the middle but im 11 years old and i dont eat sevral packs a day,personaly i dont think red licorice can kill anyone

isaac
isaac
3 months ago

Sad but not surprising

Vrinda dummy
Vrinda dummy
3 months ago

thats sad but why would he eat so much?

cheezel
cheezel
3 months ago

it is sad and almost sounds impossible

ocean
ocean
3 months ago

that is just sad i love licorice

DuDe
DuDe
3 months ago

WoW!

saggy mahamud
saggy mahamud
3 months ago

i hate licorice๐Ÿ˜

nate
nate
3 months ago

licorice is digusting

Last edited 3 months ago by nate
u should read this
u should read this
3 months ago

wow

timtom
timtom
3 months ago

thats sad… but he must be pretty fat…

charlie
charlie
3 months ago

sad and scary

Epic_TyBoy
Epic_TyBoy
3 months ago

thats so sad, how old was he?

funny
funny
3 months ago

thats hilarious ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

cameron
cameron
3 months ago

that a lesson learnt never eat to much candy

person
person
3 months ago

thats so sad

weirdmanbob
weirdmanbob
3 months ago

i think this happened cause it must of had high sugar levels which can be very addicting

Awesome Soooce
Awesome Soooce
3 months ago

I mean my dad once told me that if i eat to much licorice i will die so i never get it. It’s really sad cause I love it so much

big mac
big mac
3 months ago

ok kids do not eat black licorice eat red licorice

miss.vanilla_venisse
miss.vanilla_venisse
3 months ago

i feel super bad๐Ÿ˜ญ

IZZI
IZZI
3 months ago

THATS CRAZY

Isabella Mclaren
Isabella Mclaren
3 months ago
OMG
Jesse Bartlett
Jesse Bartlett
3 months ago

man i love licrous(?)

john
john
3 months ago

I don’t like licorice

oscar
oscar
3 months ago

R.I.P hope he had a good life ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜“

Licorice Mafia boss
Licorice Mafia boss
3 months ago

Don’t mess with the licorice

sean morgan van dyke
sean morgan van dyke
3 months ago

so my mommy say im not allowed to eat sweats

bibby
bibby
3 months ago

sad but how much peices EXATLY i need to know peps???!!!!!!!

Izzy
Izzy
3 months ago

So sad ๐Ÿ˜ฅ It just goes to show how lots of candy/licorice can affect you.

zaviah
zaviah
3 months ago

sad

MonkeyGamer375
MonkeyGamer375
3 months ago

i dont like liquorice

wow
wow
3 months ago

sad and bad cause why would you eat that much

i am a car
i am a car
3 months ago

๐Ÿ™ that’s sad

me, myself and I
me, myself and I
3 months ago

red liquorice isn’t even liquorice

james
james
3 months ago

so sad ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Cherry blossom cutie girl
Cherry blossom cutie girl
3 months ago

that poor man. this is why we should eat apples!

Jess
Jess
3 months ago

Yuck

Jess
Jess
3 months ago

Thatโ€™s sad, but his problem. Iโ€™m sorry for those that new him. Anyway black licrice is gRoss.

Last edited 3 months ago by Jess
Olive Oil
Olive Oil
3 months ago

thats just sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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