Beer gut: Condition causes man to brew beer in his belly
Once closet drinking was ruled out, doctors discovered starchy foods made him tipsy
TEXAS — Who needs home brewing when you have a beer belly like this?
Doctors didn't believe a 61-year-old Texas home brewer who came into an emergency room completely hammered, saying that he hadn't had a sip of booze, NPR reports. But he was telling the truth.
When nurses ran a breathalyzer test, the patient had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.37 percent, or almost five times the legal limit for driving in the state. Despite claims that he hadn't touched any alcohol all day, he was dismissed as being a closet drinker. In fact, it was his own body producing the booze. "He would get drunk out of the blue — on a Sunday morning after being at church, or really, just anytime," said Barabara Cordell, the dean of nursing at Panola College.
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