UH-OH: Bacon Makes you Crazy!

posted by Sarah Jacobs - 

If eating a ton of bacon makes you go crazy, then save me a spot in the looney bin, because it's only a matter of time!

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 could make you develop mania.

What is mania? It's a heightened mood, energy, and arousal.  It's most likely to happen to people with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.

The researchers studied about 1,100 hospital cases and found that people who were admitted with mania were 3.5 times more likely to have eaten cured meat beforehand than the average person.

On the bright side, the researchers say if you have cured meats occasionally, it shouldn't trigger any mental illnesses in you.  

Honestly, I don't know how much stock I am going to put into this research...if this were true, I should have been Baker Acted a long time ago! 

[Newsweek]

Now all this talk about bacon is making me hungry. 

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