Drugs cause 45-pound weight gain in 5 days?
December 5, 2006 12:07 PM Subscribe
MetaMediFilter: Did the LA Times get snookered?
posted by commander_cool to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
From an LA Times article
, the following anecdote seemed questionable:
In September, the gregarious soccer player swallowed 20 Coricidin pills in pursuit of a cheap high while the rest of her family slept. Her mother found her vomiting the next morning and took her to the emergency room.
Doctors there were baffled by her malfunctioning liver and struggled to pinpoint the cause. Four days later, after Lucia had fallen into a coma, a friend pulled a nurse aside and told her about the pills.
It was too late. She died less than a day later, on Sept. 17. At the funeral, her parents left the casket open so the hundreds of teens in attendance could see how the pills had swelled Lucia's athletic, 125-pound frame to a bloated 170 pounds.
Can someone explain how twenty pills can add 45 pounds of weight in five days?