A Boy Ate Only Chips And French Fries For 10 Years. This Is What Happened To His Eyes.

  • Published on: 09 September 2019
  • This case is based on publication in literature by Harrison R, Warburton V, Lux A, Atan D. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Sep 3. Link below. Non-clinical elements (e.g. initials, story details, etc) are adapted. Peer Review: Dr. Nikhil Parelkar.

    I originally had another case for video of a vitamin b12 deficiency I saw as a student about a girl on an overly strict diet. I didn't release it because the details were more difficult than I would like for a video. The clinical principles and science of that case and this one are the same.

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    These cases are patients who I, or my colleagues have seen. They are de-identified and many instances have been presented in more depth in an academic setting. These videos are not individual medical advice and are for general educational purposes only. I do not give medical advice over the internet, see your own physician in person for that.


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    [0] Harrison R, Warburton V, Lux A, Atan D. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Sep 3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31476767

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  • Daniel
    Daniel   11 hours ago

    So the limit is 9 years...

  • Sera
    Sera   12 hours ago

    Hi guys, do you know what happened to the video he posted on April Fools(of him reciting all medical terms)? I can't find it anymore... T^T I want to watch it again, it'll help me so much

  • Deklan Grant
    Deklan Grant   12 hours ago

    A man drank water for 50 years. This is what happened to his toes

  • A L
    A L   14 hours ago

    Parents should be charged for child abuse.

  • Cameron Erichsen
    Cameron Erichsen   17 hours ago

    A -1793 year old car ate a house, this is what happened to its ignition system...

  • harryfromwork
    harryfromwork   17 hours ago

    This would be a good House episode from the sounds of it...

  • Lunar Potato’s
    Lunar Potato’s   17 hours ago

    A boy watched chubby emu videos at 3am this is what happened to his single brain cell

  • FloatedGoblin2
    FloatedGoblin2   22 hours ago

    You know some of the stuff I watching here is really scary I just want to say bro you're really scary sometimes I guess it's a good thing I watch your videos this might be a dumb question but is there any videos out there telling the bad things about being a truck driver when it comes to your health lol

  • AlizaSkies
    AlizaSkies   23 hours ago

    I don't know why I clicked this while I'm literally eating french fries.Also.WHAAAAT? You've never heard of Tube Simulator?

  • TheCourier
    TheCourier   1 days ago

    Why would someone only eat Potato Chips, French fries, and white bread? Wouldn't you eventually get tired of eating the sabe thing all the time?

  • Zekr0gen
    Zekr0gen   1 days ago

    so i just got scared into eating vitamin b12

  • The Aggressive Jedi
    The Aggressive Jedi   1 days ago

    Bad parenting....Get off your phones people and wake up. There is far more to you and to life than a back lit computer screens, social media and unnecessary dramas and war.....Wake up and free yourselves.

  • ThisLegoBro
    ThisLegoBro   1 days ago

    Chubbyemu: DA is a 17 year old boyMe: You mean Da da da aha da da da

  • Alexis DoBuilds
    Alexis DoBuilds   1 days ago

    Same, but not really. Once when I was a kid for some reason I woke up to get my vitamins and they were GONE. My parents were always busy and never had time to get more and with low iron, I always did things more slowly and lost a lot of energy from it. When I didn't take my vitamins or iron pills, my ankles and wrists started to hurt, and I got tired from running faster. I always went to sleep at 9:30 and had a normal hygiene routine every day, but I still felt terrible pain. I ended up skipping a day of school from the pain in my ankles, I didn't want to move. That day, my dad brought me vitamins and refilled iron pills. Once I had taken my vitamins, I felt much better the next day. My ankles and wrists no longer hurt, and I could run faster and longer than before. So, kids, take your meds. DON’T EXPERIENCE WHAT I HAVE. C:

  • Nerd-status
    Nerd-status   1 days ago

    My friend just passed away from a school shooting

  • Bluebomb
    Bluebomb   1 days ago

    A man coughed up blood. This is what happened to his cat.

  • S SK
    S SK   1 days ago

    Lesson learned, add deep fried eggs to diet.

  • EBoyVEVO
    EBoyVEVO   1 days ago

    Nobody: This dude`s thumbnails:Bone growth in the brain crushing blood vessels and parts of heart so tiny they stop functioning

  • Oliver S
    Oliver S   1 days ago

    how can a14 years old eat Fries for 10years?! What's this parenting?

  • More or Less
    More or Less   1 days ago

    How TF does a parent let their kid eat only fried potatoes from age 3 - 14? Can't wrap my head around it. Mom wanted him to die.

  • Tyler Morales
    Tyler Morales   1 days ago

    B12 deficiency is common actually in the U.S. 50% of the population is deficient. Take a supplement, people.

  • Freya B
    Freya B   1 days ago

    A man stood in the middle of the road, this is how he got run over.

  • EclecticBread NCircus

    WOW! Hey do one surrounding Diabetes being caused by TBI. That's actually what I'm dealing with now. It actually happened 4 years ago, but I looked up stress causing Diabetes back then & found nothing. I have no insurance, so I just learn about problems & mitigate damage. I had Diabetes symptoms right after the concussion, such as sweet smelling urine. My symptoms clustered around Multiple Sclerosis too, so I just chalked this up as something to eat healthy to mitigate until I start a career & get an examination. I also tested my blood sugar with my grandmas little finger-pricker thing, & after eating a Jimmy Johns chocolate cookie on an empty stomach, my blood sugar levels were normal. That's why I ruled out diabetes.Well as I approach applying for tech jobs, I switched my day-2-day from Jimmy Johns to a busser job. I began noticing how easily I'd get infections on my cuts from handling eaten food surfaces, & how easily I'd bruise. It turns out there's already a type 3 Diabetes (which people are starting to call Alzheimer's t3) & it's called Diabetes Insipidus. It has to do with a damaged pituitary/hypothalamus not releasing anti-diuretic hormone. I guess that's why I'm randomly desperately thirsty, even though I've always drank water regularly. It also won't show up with blood sugar or insulin tests.

  • Penelope
    Penelope   1 days ago

    This makes me want to down a whole bottle of flintstones.

  • Kenton .Estey
    Kenton .Estey   1 days ago

    A man watched memes for 4 years. This is how his lungs collapsed.

  • Speedy Dub
    Speedy Dub   1 days ago

    a man wearing condom , this is what happened to his head

  • Granger Death Chanter

    A boy ate only eyes for 10 years This is what happened to his Chips and French fries

  • Arnold Swaggerson
    Arnold Swaggerson   2 days ago

    A man only drank milk for 1 year. This is what happened to his bones.

  • Simply YT
    Simply YT   2 days ago

    nice ad of pewdiepie tune simulator 👌

  • desertdarlene
    desertdarlene   2 days ago

    20/200 is legally blind if that is the best you can get with correction. I have a 20/200 rating in one eye, but I am not considered legally blind in that eye because it is easily corrected to 20/20.

  • iSoWasted
    iSoWasted   2 days ago

    A man existed, this is how a chip got ate