Can Bacon Make You Go Insane?
Wait? What? Can eating a ton of bacon and hot dogs make you go insane? I sure as heck hope not!
According to a new study out of Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, eating too many cured meat products like hot dogs, salami, bacon, and beef jerky (you know all the delicious stuff!) could make you develop mania!
Now the definition of mania is a heightened mood, energy, and arousal. It's most likely to happen to people with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
This research studied about 1,100 hospital cases and they found that people who were admitted with mania were 3.5 times more likely to have eaten cured meat beforehand.
But hey on the bright side, the researchers say if you have cured meats occasionally, it shouldn't trigger any mental illnesses in you.
So don't be too afraid to have that side of bacon.....or that plate of bacon actually! Yummy!