Man gets drunks from eating French friesBy Mason White 3:43 PM March 8, 2015
By: Wayne Morin
A man in the United Kingdom, is suffering from a rare condition that causes him to get drunk from eating carbs such as French fries.
34-year-old Nick Hess said that he vomited and felt sick almost every day.
His wife and friends suspected that he had secretly developed a problem with alcohol, but Hess did not touch any drinks.
Hess visited numerous specialists, and was diagnosed with auto-brewery syndrome, a rare disorder in which the body converts any yeast into alcohol.
The syndrome was first diagnosed in Japan, but is now most often diagnosed in the United States and the United Kingdom. Hess was found to have 400 percent more yeast in the gut than an average person.
A doctor who worked with Hess, said that it was the highest amount of yeast he has ever seen in a person in his whole career.
Hess is now on anti-fungal medication to control the amount of yeast in his blood, and is also on a low carb diet. However, Hess still gets sick about once or twice a month.