Man dies while completing a food challenge of eating 50 eggs to settle a dispute with his friend. A bet of approximately £22 took his life!
A 42-year-old man named Subhash Yada in Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur district had a bet of Rs 2,000 for eating 50 eggs. The bet was in place to settle a dispute with his friend. Mr Yada had successfully consumed 41 eggs. However, during the food challenge, he suddenly collapsed when he had just begun eating his 42nd egg. He fell unconscious.
The local people rushed him to the emergency department of the nearby hospital. The district hospital referred him to a Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences. However, unfortunately, he died few hours later.
The treating physicians believed that overeating was the cause of his death. The family denied commenting on the incident.
Although eggs are highly nutritious, the excess of even nutritious food can be fatal. One of the reasons in the case may be a severe disruption of the digestive system which may have ultimately led to aspiration and impaired cardiac functioning as the egg yolks are very high in cholesterol.
A study has revealed that eating eggs daily can increase the risk of dying by 7 percent. However, more studies are needed to establish and confirm this link.
“Our findings suggest replacing whole eggs with egg whites or other alternative protein sources for facilitating cardiovascular health and long-term survival. The increased mortality was largely influenced by cholesterol intake.”
Professor Riyaz Patel, Consultant Cardiologist at University College London, said:
“For most people, eggs can be eaten in moderation as part of a balanced diet, unless they have been advised not to for a specific medical or dietary reason.”