The dangers of eating too much black licorice

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A warning has been issued about eating too much black licorice. Eating too much could cause irregular heartbeats and other issues in people over 40.

The warning applies to people who eat at least two ounces of the candy a day for two weeks or longer.

There's a compound in black licorice which causes potassium levels to fall leading to abnormal heart rhythms and high blood pressure.

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