Man dies after eating bag of licorice every day for a few weeks

A Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw his nutrients out of balance and caused the 54-year-old man’s heart to stop, doctors reported.

“Even a small amount of licorice you eat can increase your blood pressure a little bit,” said Dr Neel Butala, a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital who described the case in the New England Journal of Medicine… More here.

A sad story, but seriously how does anyone eat liquorice? It’s vile.

Categories: Misc

2 replies

  1. The article states it was an extreme case. Obviously.

    Visit Holland where a lot of Dutch licorice (drop) is eaten, salty, sweet, hard soft and in loads of other ways. I grew up with it and I love the stuff, mind you, Dutch licorice is very different from English licorice.

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