recently, someone in the wechat circle of friends forwarded a message that eating litchi on an empty stomach caused the child to die. Is that true? Wuhan fourth hospital endocrinology experts said that such a situation exists in theory, but it is rare in reality.

yesterday, Chutian City Daily reporter saw a headline “eat litchi on an empty stomach, 10 children died! The doctor’s appeal sounded the alarm for all people “was forwarded in the circle of friends. According to the website, 10 children died of eating too much litchi on an empty stomach. Recently, a 7-year-old child appeared comatose after eating too much litchi on an empty stomach. He was then diagnosed with litchi disease. Fortunately, the rescue was timely, and he escaped from death After reading this article, parents were generally shocked, and many parents directly said that they would not give their children lychees in the future.

is now a good time to eat litchi. Do you really die if you eat too much litchi on an empty stomach? This reporter to Wuhan fourth hospital endocrinology department director Deng Hongyan to verify.

Deng Hongyan said that theoretically speaking, eating litchi on an empty stomach may indeed cause hypoglycemia, commonly known as “litchi disease.”. She explained that the sugar content of litchi is as high as 16.6%, most of which is fructose. Fructose is quickly absorbed by capillaries of gastric mucosa and converted into glucose by liver enzymes, which is then used by the human body. In the case of eating a large number of Litchi on an empty stomach, too much fructose enters the human body’s blood without enough time to convert into glucose, which will stimulate the inappropriate secretion of insulin. There is no other nutrient substance that can be converted into glucose on an empty stomach, which will lead to dizziness, palpitation, fatigue, and even syncope and other hypoglycemic discomfort, namely litchi disease. Younger children are more likely to have severe hypoglycemia due to insufficient liver glycogen reserve.

“litchi disease is frightening, but it is rare in clinic. On the contrary, other common fruits in summer are more likely to cause some ‘fruit diseases’ Deng Hongyan, for example, said that fresh peaches contain a lot of dietary fiber, but eating too much hard peaches will cause digestive dysfunction, abdominal distension, diarrhea and other discomfort. Some people will also show allergic reactions to the soft hair on the surface of peaches. Plums are sour and sweet, which can increase appetite in hot summer and bring fresh taste. However, eating a large number of hard peaches will damage the spleen and stomach, leading to allergic reactions Abdominal distension and diarrhea. In particular, children should not eat more; durian has high nutritional value, but its fat content is also very high, excessive consumption will lead to obesity and hyperlipidemia, and prone to mouth sores, facial sores, and even nosebleed; watermelon can relieve heat and diuresis, but for people with cold constitution, it will lead to abdominal pain, diarrhea and digestive tract discomfort. Excessive consumption has a great impact on blood glucose of patients with diabetes, and it is not recommended to eat a large amount. Deng Hongyan, director of


, reminded that the nutrition and health guidelines generally recommend that each person should eat 200-300 grams of fruit a day. No matter what kind of fruit, you should not eat too much, especially for diabetic patients, so as to avoid repeated or aggravation of the disease caused by blood sugar fluctuations. The above content of

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