Can you die from eating too much candy?


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This Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 photo shows an arrangement of licorice candy pieces in New York. A Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw his essential nutrients out of whack and caused the 54-year-old man’s heart to stop, doctors reported Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

Dr. Micah Eimer, Medical Director at the Northwestern Glenview Outpatient Center, joins John Landecker to explain how a man in Massachusetts died after consuming black licorice once a day for two weeks and whether or not people should be concerned about eating other sweets in abundance.

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