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Beer Gut

beer gutMan’s gut fermented food into alcohol, making him drunk, case study finds

(CNN) — Most beer guts are the result of consuming fermented brew, but a new case study describes a rare syndrome that had one man’s gut fermenting brew, not consuming it.

It’s called gut fermentation syndrome or auto-brewery syndrome, and it’s “a relatively unknown phenomenon in Western medicine” according to a study published in July’s International Journal of Clinical Medicine. “Only a few cases have been reported in the last three decades” according to Dr. Barbara Cordell, the dean of nursing at Panola College in Carthage, Texas, and Dr. Justin McCarthy, a Lubbock gastroenterologist, the study’s authors.

The most current case comes courtesy of an unnamed 61-year-old Texas man who for five years seemed to be drunk — all of the time.

Sounds like some bloggers I’ve run across!

No, not me.

PS – because Squeaky Wheel informed me of the real health issues in this post, she asked for a link to the original article.  Here ya go Squeak:


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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


11 thoughts on “Beer Gut

  1. A human with multiple stomachs? How else do you get food to sit long enough to ferment (rot)?
    Did these people have antlers too?

    Posted by KM | October 27, 2013, 10:30 am
  2. Gotta admit that is one helluva excuse… 🙂

    Posted by Old NFO | October 27, 2013, 11:32 am
  3. Of course, now that the excuse has been used, it’s that much harder to use it again.

    Durned spoilsports! 🙂

    Posted by Rev. Paul | October 27, 2013, 2:37 pm
  4. Gastroparesis – it’s a condition where the stomach doesn’t digest things very quickly (I know someone who has it as a result of bad Lyme treatment plus diabetes…she’s really skinny and doesn’t eat much because it’s so uncomfortable for her). It’s essentially partial paralysis of the stomach. I would posit that the man has it, and also has a lack of stomach acid, causing the food to just sit there stewing in its own juices. Pair that with a case of digestive candida (basically a digestive yeast infection), and I think it’s perfectly plausible for someone to brew alcohol in their belly, though I’m not sure how he’s survived that long.

    Link to article?


    Posted by Squeaky Wheel | October 28, 2013, 9:29 am

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