Man suffering from bizarre condition causes him to ‘brew beer’ in his gut

An unnamed 46-year-old was pulled over by police in 2014, with a breathalyser showing he was five times over the legal limit.

The man claimed he had not drank a drop of alcohol, which both the police and his family refused to believe.

It was not until 2017 that doctors discovered he had auto-brewery syndrome (ABS). This incredibly rare condition occurs when the body converts sugary and starchy foods into alcohol.

ABS occurs when yeast that produce alcohol overgrow in the gut. When a patient eats carbohydrates or sugar, the yeast break these foods down into alcohol, leaving them “drunk”.

Also known as gut fermentation syndrome, the condition is so rare, there is said to have been just five reported cases in the past 30 years.

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