And this is a problem…how? The literal definition of a “Beer Belly” has got to be a great thing for all.
The Daily Mail has the rather humorous story of one Texan with the “Auto-Brewed” stomach:
The 61-year-old Texan is a human brewery and try as he might, he cannot stay sober.
Suffering from auto-brewery syndrome, his stomach produces brewer’s yeast that goes into his blood stream, creating the exact same effect as beer. He gets drunk the moment he wakes up, at church, at work, or out walking with his family. Distraught, his wife could not understand how her husband managed to fit his drinking into the day without her even noticing. Once he stumbled into a hospital in Texas complaining of dizziness. Doctors laughed when he told them he hadn’t had anything to drink, despite being five times over the limit. But they were astounded when gastroenterology tests showed his stomach uncontrollably brews beer. Barbara Cordell, the dean of nursing at Panola College in Texas, said: ‘He would get drunk out of the blue.
I can understand how this can be a long-term issue, but short-term? Man’s saving a lot of cash on his “medicine” that’s for sure.