Dangers of competitive eating

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Dangers of competitive eating

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:41 am

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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Re: Dangers of competitive eating

Post by ed » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:54 am

What a fucking surprise.
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Re: Dangers of competitive eating

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:41 am

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

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:26 pm

Insofar as it's competitive eating, shouldn't this be classified as sports injuries? :notsure:
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Re: Dangers of competitive eating

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:11 am

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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Re: Dangers of competitive eating

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:35 am

If out-of-shape men can excel in it, it is not a sport.

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Re: Dangers of competitive eating

Post by shemp » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:37 am

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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Re: Dangers of competitive eating

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:21 am

Only if Vegas takes odds on it.

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Re: Dangers of competitive eating

Post by shemp » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:26 am

You'd watch it.
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Re: Dangers of competitive eating

Post by sparks » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:58 am

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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Re: Dangers of competitive eating

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:25 am

I would rather watch soccer.

Which means I will watch a test pattern instead.

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Re: Dangers of competitive eating

Post by sparks » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:36 pm

Bars and stripes or the Native Umercan head?

It's important.
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Re: Dangers of competitive eating

Post by Doctor X » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:16 am

Native American.

For Freedom.

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Re: Dangers of competitive eating

Post by sparks » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:58 am

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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Re: Dangers of competitive eating

Post by Doctor X » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:37 am

Ah!

And who says Our Native Americans never contributed to progress?




What?

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Re: Dangers of competitive eating

Post by Paulie Cicero » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:29 pm

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

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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.



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