Posted on Friday, 25 November, 2011 | 16 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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It's something that's often said at the table when someone has overeaten, but can it really happen ?
According to assistant professor of pediatrics Dr. Rachel Vreeman it can, there have been a few cases over the years of people who have eaten so much that their stomach has literally ruptured. Cases in 2003 and in 1991 detail accounts of individuals suffering from this very thing as a result of overeating. Normally the stomach can hold up to one-and-a-half litres, but some people have pushed this limit to the extreme with consumption of up to a ridiculous 12 litres of food and drink.
"A handful of reports over the years document the tales of people who literally ate themselves to death, or at least came dangerously close."