Sweet Warnings

Submitted by ub on Fri, 09/25/2020 - 12:50

This piece of timely news and public information warning comes just in time for brave Haloween Trick or Treaters who go out. 

A public health researcher, who I like a lot and an all-around lovely lady sent me a warning about excess licorice, which was reported in NEJM Case 30-2020: A 54-Year-Old Man with Sudden Cardiac Arrest,

It involves A 54-year-old man who was evaluated at the hospital after cardiac arrest associated with ventricular fibrillation. The patient had been in a fast-food restaurant when he gasped suddenly and lost consciousness. Emergency medical services personnel arrived, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was initiated.

A diagnosis was made. LICORICE https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMcpc2002420 Glycyrrhiza glabra is a flowering plant of the bean family Fabaceae, from the root of which a sweet, aromatic flavoring can be extracted. The licorice plant is a herbaceous perennial legume native to Western Asia and southern Europe.

I quickly wanted her to know that I am grateful for the heads up, so I responded reassuring her that I mainly a mango maniac.