Memphis teen and her family suggest there can be too much of a good thing. 😬
Rene Craighead, 17, of estimated she was eating about four bags of the popular hot chip flavors when she began feeling sick to her stomach, reports CBS affiliate WREG-TV.
She was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery to remove her gallbladder. Her mother, also named Rene, thinks the #spicysnacks
had something to do with her health problems. "She loves them. Every time I go out she says, 'Bring me back some #HotTakis
, bring me back some #HotChips
I want to make her her happy, so I brought them back. She was eating big bags and would take them to school with her," the mom told WREG-TV.
However, medical experts say gallbladder problems are not caused by eating specific foods.
The National Institutes of Healthexplains, "Being overweight or having obesity may make you more likely to develop gallstones, especially if you are a BLACK woman.
Researchers have found that people who have obesity may have higher levels of cholesterol in their bile, which can cause gallstones. Some studies have shown that people who carry large amounts of fat around their waist may be more likely to develop gallstones."
Dr. Cary Canvender, a gastroenterologist at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, told WREG-TV that while many factors contribute to the removal of a person's gallbladder, eating #spicychips
to excess may play a role in some stomach issues. "We do see tons of gastritis [inflammation of the #stomachlining
] and ulcer-related stuff due to it," Cavender said,"We probably see around 100 kids a month, easily."
While certain foods, beverages, and spices may cause indigestion, a growing body of medical research shows "there are no convincing data that such specific foods cause, perpetuate, or reactivate peptic #ulcers
." In a statement on behalf of #TakisBuchanan
Public Relations wrote: "We assure you that Takis are safe to eat, but should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a well-balanced diet.
It’s the chemicals dyes that make you sick. Check the last post. Red 40 & Red 3 causes these symptoms.
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