September 20, 2013

"A teetotalling Texan whose family thought he was addicted to booze was in fact suffering from a rare disease..."

"... where his stomach turns the food he eats into beer."
Too much brewer's yeast in the 61-year-old's gut meant that whenever he ate starch, it sparked a chemical reaction leading to fermentation....

"He would get drunk out of the blue," said Barbara Cordell, dean of nursing at Panola College in Texas. "On a Sunday morning after being at church, or really, just any time. His wife was so dismayed about it that she even bought a Breathalyzer."

5 comments:

PBGolfer said...

they beter start selling that antibiotic and yeast as a package deal!

vicari valdez said...

i want this disease.

lemondog said...

beer belly

MadisonMan said...

Would a DUI conviction occur? I'm guessing it would.

Very interesting case!

ken in sc said...

I am a home brewer. The major product of brewer's yeast and carbs is carbon dioxide gas, not alcohol. A batch of wort will bubble for weeks to produce 5% alcohal. I want to know how his body dealt with the gas.