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
16 days ago

sad

Last edited 16 days ago by smileydude1202
oscar
oscar
16 days ago

that’s so sad 😢

Thomas
Thomas
16 days ago

Sad, Funny and Scary

surfallday
surfallday
16 days ago

sad

pop
pop
16 days ago

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

jaffy
jaffy
16 days ago

wow

*UNKNOWN PERSON*
*UNKNOWN PERSON*
16 days ago

Wow, that’s ah…mmm

Cuban
Cuban
16 days ago

Wow

jordan
jordan
15 days 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
15 days ago

thats so sad

goat
goat
15 days ago

licorice is digosting

mizery
mizery
15 days ago

this is so sad what if it was my grandad

Eva
Eva
15 days 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
15 days ago

Sad but not surprising

Vrinda dummy
Vrinda dummy
15 days ago

thats sad but why would he eat so much?

cheezel
cheezel
15 days ago

it is sad and almost sounds impossible

ocean
ocean
12 days ago

that is just sad i love licorice

DuDe
DuDe
12 days ago

WoW!

saggy mahamud
saggy mahamud
12 days ago

i hate licorice😐

nate
nate
12 days ago

licorice is digusting

Last edited 12 days ago by nate
u should read this
u should read this
12 days ago

wow

timtom
timtom
12 days ago

thats sad… but he must be pretty fat…

charlie
charlie
12 days ago

sad and scary

Epic_TyBoy
Epic_TyBoy
12 days ago

thats so sad, how old was he?

funny
funny
12 days ago

thats hilarious 😆😆😆😆

cameron
cameron
12 days ago

that a lesson learnt never eat to much candy

person
person
12 days ago

thats so sad

weirdmanbob
weirdmanbob
12 days ago

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

Awesome Soooce
Awesome Soooce
12 days 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
12 days ago

ok kids do not eat black licorice eat red licorice

miss.vanilla_venisse
miss.vanilla_venisse
12 days ago

i feel super bad😭

IZZI
IZZI
12 days ago

THATS CRAZY

Isabella Mclaren
Isabella Mclaren
12 days ago
OMG
Jesse Bartlett
Jesse Bartlett
12 days ago

man i love licrous(?)

john
john
12 days ago

I don’t like licorice

oscar
oscar
11 days ago

R.I.P hope he had a good life 🙂😢😥😓

Licorice Mafia boss
Licorice Mafia boss
11 days ago

Don’t mess with the licorice

sean morgan van dyke
sean morgan van dyke
11 days ago

so my mommy say im not allowed to eat sweats

bibby
bibby
11 days ago

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

Izzy
Izzy
10 days ago

So sad 😥 It just goes to show how lots of candy/licorice can affect you.

zaviah
zaviah
10 days ago

sad

MonkeyGamer375
MonkeyGamer375
10 days ago

i dont like liquorice

wow
wow
10 days ago

sad and bad cause why would you eat that much

i am a car
i am a car
10 days ago

🙁 that’s sad

me, myself and I
me, myself and I
9 days ago

red liquorice isn’t even liquorice

james
james
9 days ago

so sad 😭😭😭😭😭

Cherry blossom cutie girl
Cherry blossom cutie girl
9 days ago

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

Jess
Jess
9 days ago

Yuck

Jess
Jess
9 days ago

That’s sad, but his problem. I’m sorry for those that new him. Anyway black licrice is gRoss.

Last edited 9 days ago by Jess
Olive Oil
Olive Oil
9 days ago

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

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