Saturday, September 21, 2013

Man produces beer in his guts

It is an interesting story. An unusual illness. Drunk without drinking.

Having a beer gut took on a new meaning
for a Texas man studied by U.S. researchers,
who found that his overgrowth of yeast in his body
was making him drunk because he was brewing
beer from within. (Rick Rycroft/Associated Press

"The man was found to have a blood alcohol level of .37, five times the legal limit in Texas. Medical staff assumed he was inebriated, but the man insisted he hadn’t had one drop of alcohol all day. They were also told he had spent the past five years with bouts of intoxication that didn’t involve drinking booze."

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