Dangers of competitive eating

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Dangers of competitive eating

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Eat up!

http://journalsblog.gastro.org/are-eati ... dangerous/
The stomachs of competitive eaters accommodate large quantities of food by repeated rapid distension of the gastric wall during eating episodes. A Clinical Challenges and Images in GI article in the June issue of Gastroenterology presents an adverse outcome of these competitions.

Tian-Zhi Lim et al describe the case of a 30-year-old, healthy man who arrived at the emergency department with abdominal pain and distension 8 hrs after a competitive speed eating event, at which he consumed a 3.2-kg burger (about 7 lbs) in 30 minutes. The patient had vomitus that was nonbloody and nonbilious, comprising undigested food materials.
Extreme overeating can cause gastroparesis, aspiration pneumonia, GI bleeding, Mallory-Weiss tear, Boerhaave syndrome, and morbid obesity. Lim et al discourage these these competitions, stating that they test the limits of human health.
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What a fucking surprise.
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I've long thought that competitive eating was an idiotic thing. It's pretty much common sense that it can't be good for you.

To win a serious eating competition you have to be able to swallow food without properly chewing it or you just won't be fast enough to beat the competition. And this is the result. 5 days in a hospital. I hope his prize money was enough to cover his medical costs.

A few years ago a man died in contest to see who could stay in a hot sauna the longest. Another one that someone should have seen coming. Predictable outcome.
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Re: Dangers of competitive eating

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I wouldn't call it a sport. Is every competition a sport? Is a spelling bee a sport?

Granted, the people who participate may wish to call it a sport, but I'm not going to go along with it.

Then again, I suppose that sports are kinda like art that way. Who's to say what is and what isn't art or a sport?
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If out-of-shape men can excel in it, it is not a sport.

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If there was an event where men blasted off their own nuts with a shotgun, people would call it a sport and watch it.
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Only if Vegas takes odds on it.

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You'd watch it.
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A pack of idiots relieving themselves rather violently of their ability to interfere in the gene pool? I'd pay good money to watch that!
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I would rather watch soccer.

Which means I will watch a test pattern instead.

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Bars and stripes or the Native Umercan head?

It's important.
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Native American.

For Freedom.

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For Freedom!

Plus, in the early days of TV, it allowed techs everywhere to adjust an analog sets registration without a test generator of their own.

And so on.
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Ah!

And who says Our Native Americans never contributed to progress?




What?

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Re: Dangers of competitive eating

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Doctor X wrote:Only if Vegas takes odds on it.

--J.D.
The vig is no good this week. Wait for the cannoli eating contest. Clemenza knows a guy he says has a real good shot at it--gonna take a dive or bust a gut, whichever is first.



Not even Italian. C'mon.
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Man dies after competing in amateur taco eating contest during Grizzlies game, Saturday's Championship cancelled
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Tragedy struck at the ballpark last night when the man leading a taco eating championship suddenly choked and died.

The Grizzlies have now canceled a professional taco-eating championship scheduled for Saturday.

The rest of this weekend's Taco Truck Throwdown events will go on, as planned.

Dana Andrew Hutchings loved sports and having fun, so a taco eating contest in the middle of a Fresno Grizzlies game seemed like the perfect combination for him.

Those tacos would be his last meal.
He leaves behind two teenage children.
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He leaves behind two teenage children.
So he is ineligible for the Darwan Award.

There exist people that can open their throat to food without the necessity of swallowing. He used to be one of those.