A teen’s love of Hot Cheetos and Takis snacks has forced her to have her gallbladder removed – she’s just 17. Rene Craighead says her daughter, also named Rene, loves these popular snacks so much – she’d regularly been eating about four bags of the ultra-spicy munchies a week – before nausea and stomach pains sent her to the hospital.
In the end? Doctors had to remove the teen’s gallbladder and her mom feels the hot snack habit could be to blame. While CBS News reportsthat medical professionals don’t associate gallbladder problems with certain foods, Dr. Cary Cavender, a gastroenterologist at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, says stomach issues linked to super spicy snacks puts kids in his hospital all the time – “…around 100 kids a month, easily."
But a firm representing Takis is pushing back, telling Newsweek that “Takis are safe to eat, but should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a well-balanced diet.”
And that’s really an important point, moderation is key and if this teen was eating four large bags of these spicy chips a week, she probably was overdoing it.
Source: USA Today