A man from Huangzhou, China learned the hard way not to indulge in a couple of mooncakes too many in one sitting.
According to a report by AsiaOne, the man, identified as Wang, was afraid that the mooncakes he had stacking up at home would go to waste and decided to consume three to four of them daily. But consuming such a sweet treat in place of his regular meals ultimately took a toll on his health.
It was during a checkup at the hospital when medical staff discovered the effect of his daily mooncake ingestion. Allegedly, his blood flow was slow and the collected sample turned out to be thick and white in color.
Test results found that the triglyceride level in his bloodstream was 16.6mmol/L, which was 10 times higher than the average person’s. It didn’t help that Wang was suffering from a kidney disease too and such high triglyceride levels in his body could be fatal for him if left untreated. Thankfully, Wang was able to recover immediately after treatment, as reported.
Although there’s nothing essentially wrong with eating mooncakes, this just goes to show that we should only enjoy it in moderation.
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