Can You Eat So Much That You Die?

Can You Eat So Much That You Die?

Can you eat yourself to death in one occasion of very excessive eating? We know that our eating problem is bad, albeit gradual: No one’s ever died from eating three Big Macs, but plenty of people may have died from eating three Big Macs twice a week for thirty years (some, miraculously, have managed to avoid that fate). But what about the bingers? The people who, during holiday occasions, or after receiving a bit of horrific personal news or are just living through a global pandemic, find themselves eating way more than they’re used to? You don’t need to be an addict to overdose on drugs; might the same apply to food?

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