When the Body Makes You Drunk

Law enforcement officials hear a myriad of excuses when stopping drivers under the suspicion of DUI/DWI, but, perhaps the one excuse that cannot be beaten is actually a real syndrome: gut fermentation syndrome. CNN reports that a man in Texas has been suspected of non-stop drinking for years, but after his wife witnessed his blood alcohol concentration level at .40 after not having consumed alcohol, he was brought into a gastroenterologist for more testing. The results of the test showed that the man was actually turning food into alcohol within his own body. Read more here: Man’s gut fermented food into alcohol, making him drunk, case study finds

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