Carrots, carrots, carrots, in a man

Another slight boost for the metaphor “you are what you eat”:

Carrot man: A case of excessive beta-carotene ingestion,” Randy A. Sansone [pictured here, in black-and-white] and Lori A. Sansone, International Journal of Eating Disorders, epub March 19, 2012. The authors The authors, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, report, about their report:

“In this case report, the authors describe a 48-year-old male who complained to his primary care physician of abdominal discomfort and yellow/orange skin discoloration. Physical examination was normal except for some mild mid-abdominal discomfort (no observed skin color changes). An abdominal CT scan indicated a colon that was full of stool. Laboratory studies indicated elevated liver enzymes. Upon further questioning, the patient reported ingesting 6–7 pounds of carrots per week to facilitate his dieting effort. The patient was diagnosed with constipation, hypercarotinemia, and possible vitamin A toxicity.”

BONUS (somewhat related): Carrots, carrots, carrots in a rabbit