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FDA Warns of Black Licorice OD

Munching too much can lead to heart trouble

(Newser) - Parents raiding their kids' Halloween leftovers beware: The Food and Drug Administration says eating too much black licorice can cause heart problems, especially in people over 40, ABC reports. The treat contains a compound called glycyrrhizin, which, when consumed in large quantities, can cause potassium levels to drop, triggering abnormal... More »

22-Year-Old Sues: Four Loko Damaged My Heart

Jersey man sues company after doctors tell him of permanent harm

(Newser) - A 22-year-old New Jersey man is suing the company that produces Four Loko, arguing the caffeinated alcoholic drink permanently damaged his heart. Michael Mustica was rushed to a hospital after suffering heart arrhythmia when he drank more than two cans of Four Loko last year. Doctors told him he suffered... More »

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