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Michael Kolotila x3887 mkolotila at necc.mass.edu
Fri Sep 20 07:38:26 EST 1996

  Reminds me a case I heard about in graduate school, where a man a
colonization (for lack of a better word) more so than the "average"
individual and after eating carbohydrates he would appear drunk even
though he didn't drink.  I would suggest a culturing his stool for Candida
albicans or some other yeast.
  Hope it helps.

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On Fri, 20 Sep 1996, Xaran wrote:

> I was wondering about a particular friend of mine who seems to have the
> capability of being able to turn glucose into alcohol! 
> 	After eating a packet of jelly beans this particular gentleman
> actually does exhibit the effects of drinking alcohol and actually has a
> blood alcohol reading despite not drinking any. 
> 	Is it possible that he has as part of his natural microflora oa
> fermentative microbe that produce the ethanol and thus affecting him as it
> passes through the small intestine.
> 	Thanks- Xaran.

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