Did Lil Xan Really OD on Flamin' Hot Cheetos? A Gastroenterologist Weighs In

Did Lil Xan Really OD on Flamin' Hot Cheetos? A Gastroenterologist Weighs In


Overeating something may cause gastrointestinal points, Dr. Thomas Ullman tells Streets Talkin of the Cheetoverdose.

After claiming he was hospitalized Tuesday after consuming "too many Hot Cheetos," Lil Xan promised followers that he's on the mend and able to hit the stage at Irving Plaza in New York on Wednesday evening (Sept. 26) for the newest date on the third leg of his Total Xanarchy Tour. Xan claimed that the Cheetoverdose "ripped one thing in my abdomen open" and that it prompted him to puke up some blood.

He posted an replace later within the day after taking a pleasant nap. "I've by no means been extra more healthy or sober in my life," he mentioned in an Instagram put up selling the New York present, which was adopted by one other put up by which he inspired followers to toss baggage of Hot Cheetos onto the stage.

According to New York journal's Grub Street weblog, consumption of Flamin' Hot Cheetos and Takis are the "main reason behind gastric-related hospital visits amongst children, with one Memphis, Tennessee, youngsters's hospital estimating this yr that it sees 100-150 sufferers per yr following overconsumption of spicy snacks."

Streets Talkin spoke to Dr. Thomas Ullman, the chief of gastroenterology at New York's Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Montefiore Medical Center, to search out out what might need prompted Xan's Flamin' Hot abdomen issues. "Depending on what's within the spicy snack meals, the potential for GI [gastrointestinal] intolerance may very well be a volume-based phenomenon," says Ullman, who has no first-hand information of Xan's case however was talking on the whole phrases in regards to the potential side-effects of overindulging in spicy snacks.

Ullman says any points may be a side-effect of one of many important substances in salty/spicy snacks: monosodium glutamate, aka MSG, a extensively used taste enhancer. "In my studying on this, it appears as if a few of the complaints or a few of the presenting signs corresponding to crimson stool are individuals mistaking what they assume is blood for what’s crimson dyes which can be in meals," he says, noting that docs typically have a tough time determining what precisely makes up a affected person's vomit. "Overeating something may cause GI intolerance or gastrointestinal signs and any variety of different signs, vomiting amongst them."

A spokesperson for Cheetos maker Frito-Lay responded to a request for remark with the next assertion: "At Frito-Lay, we purpose to please our customers and meals security is at all times our primary precedence. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos meet all relevant meals security laws, in addition to our rigorous high quality requirements. That mentioned, we notice some customers could also be extra delicate to spicy meals than others and will select to average consumption or keep away from spicier snacks as a result of private desire."