What happens to the bodies of competitive eaters
The world-renowned Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Competition celebrated its 100th Anniversary this past 4th of July weekend. Joey Chestnut set a new record by downing 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Miki Sudo won the women's competition, eating 38.5 hot dogs in the 10 minute period.
However, according a 2007 study published in The Journal of Roentgenology, eating competitions can be damaging to the human body. This study compared the body of Tim Janus, a competitive speed eating champion who could consume 36 hot dogs in 10 minutes, to a non-competitive eater with a healthy appetite.
Each man was given on as many hot dogs as they could. During this competition, Janus' stomach stretched and distended, but it didn't contract at all. The normal eater's stomach wasn't able to stretch as much, but it did contract. Stomach contractions are important because they help break down food in the body for digestion.
And this was only one of the abnormalities that has been seen in competitive eaters. Here's what this sport can do to your body.
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