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Zorro

(15,923 posts)
Mon Sep 9, 2019, 11:29 AM Sep 2019

This teen went blind and partially deaf after only eating Pringles, French fries and white bread

This cautionary tale could get your kids to eat their veggies.

A British teenager described as a “fussy eater” went blind and partially deaf after noshing nothing but potato chips, sausages, French fries and white bread for the past decade, according to an alarming case study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine over the weekend.

The 17-year-old, who wasn’t named in the report, had visited a general practitioner three years earlier complaining of fatigue. Tests at that time revealed he was anemic and had low levels of the vitamin B12, so he began taking vitamin injections and receiving diet advice. But his height and BMI were normal, so doctors didn’t suspect any greater nutritional issues.

By the time he was 15, however, his vision and hearing had begun to deteriorate. Now at 17, he has suffered permanent vision loss, partial hearing loss, as well as bone weakness. So researchers at the University of Bristol examined his case. And after ruling out factors such as his BMI, family history, medications, or drug and alcohol use, they determined that his poor diet had damaged his optic nerve badly enough to cause blindness.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-teen-went-blind-and-partially-deaf-after-only-eating-pringles-french-fries-and-white-bread-for-a-decade-2019-09-03

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This teen went blind and partially deaf after only eating Pringles, French fries and white bread (Original Post) Zorro Sep 2019 OP
i heard experts were questioning this story JI7 Sep 2019 #1
Doesn't mention anything about diabetes, but if he was undiagnosed/untreated, that much woodsprite Sep 2019 #2
This is gross framing around a severe eating disorder. WhiskeyGrinder Sep 2019 #3

woodsprite

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2. Doesn't mention anything about diabetes, but if he was undiagnosed/untreated, that much
Mon Sep 9, 2019, 12:01 PM
Sep 2019

of a consistent carb deluge over time would have disastrous and life-altering or even fatal consequences.

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