With the Wing Bowl behind us and the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July National Hot Dog Eating Contest coming up quickly, the American Medical Association has some advice for competitive eaters: stop.
The AMA has officially approved a resolution that designates competitive eating “an unhealthy eating practice with potential adverse consequences.”
But as the Wall Street Journal reports, the recommendation isn’t based too much in science. There are plenty of speculations, theories and grossed-out looks to go around when it comes to competitive eating, but there is little to no evidence of such “adverse consequences” turning up in competitive eaters.
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