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A man dies after eating more than a bag of licorice a day.

A construction worker in Massachusetts in the United States died of eating more than a bag of licorice every day for a few weeks.

A construction worker in Massachusetts in the United States died of eating more than a bag of licorice every day for a few weeks.According to the reports by doctors, a 54-year-old man died due to heart issues caused by the overuse of black licorice. The man had a habit of eating one and a half bags of licorice every day. Dr. Neel Butala, a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital clarified that even a small amount of licorice could make variations in the human blood pressure. Doctors found he had very low potassium, which led to heart rhythm and other problems. The black licorice consists of glycyrrhizic acid, a chemical that raises a person’s blood pressure and lowers their potassium levels (especially when consumed in large amounts).

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