Beware Black Licorice

Posted on November 1st, 2011 by

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that consuming too much black licorice could lead to heart arrhythmias, especially in the 40-and-over crowd…For most healthy people, an irregular heartbeat usually doesn't cause health problems, but the condition can be harmful for some. Signs of a heart arrhythmia include a racing heartbeat, chest pain, shortness of breath and a slow heartbeat, among others, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Discovery News, Marianne English, 11/1/11

Tags: Cardiology, Nutrition, Preventive Medicine

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