Don’t overdose on black licorice this Halloween, FDA warns

Posted By Staff

Date: November 1st, 2017

Category: Nutty News

licOn the biggest candy-eating holiday of the year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing a warning: Don’t overdo it on the black licorice.

The old-fashioned treat can be particularly risky for adults over 40, the FDA says. Eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could land people in this age group in the hospital with an irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia.

“This is equal to eating three 1-inch pieces of black licorice for 14 days in a row,” Kristi King, senior clinical dietitian at Texas Children’s Hospital, told CBS News.

The FDA explained in a warning published on its website this week that black licorice contains a compound called…  More

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