A Boy Ate Only Chips And French Fries For 10 Years. This Is What Happened To His Eyes.

  • Published: 10 September 2019
  • This case is based on publication in literature by Harrison R, Warburton V, Lux A, Atan D. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Sep 3. Link below. Non-clinical elements (e.g. initials, story details, etc) are adapted. Peer Review: Dr. Nikhil Parelkar.

    I originally had another case for video of a vitamin b12 deficiency I saw as a student about a girl on an overly strict diet. I didn't release it because the details were more difficult than I would like for a video. The clinical principles and science of that case and this one are the same.

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    [0] Harrison R, Warburton V, Lux A, Atan D. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Sep 3. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31476767

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Comments • 8 935

  • Chubbyemu
    Chubbyemu   2 months back


    • Elma Poljaković
      Elma Poljaković  3 days back

      P I C K L E. R I C K

    • Christopher Salter
      Christopher Salter  2 weeks back

      Please tell me about dexilant

    • Crockett
      Crockett  1 months back

      👨‍⚕️👨‍⚕️ 👩‍⚕️👩‍⚕️

    • Chichang Wu
      Chichang Wu  1 months back

      if he did chips and fries + multivitamin drink or juice then this could work i guess?

    • rbxstrobe
      rbxstrobe  1 months back


  • Cynical- _-Cody ツ
    Cynical- _-Cody ツ  4 hours back

    Why is there a carrot

    • philip crow
      philip crow  4 hours back

      You'd think people would know better than to eat almost nothing besides chips and fries and bread. Like just instinctually

      • Barrett Greenough
        Barrett Greenough  5 hours back


        • Jacquizz Lemons
          Jacquizz Lemons  6 hours back

          Watching this after I just took some b12

          • ionizes, atomizes
            ionizes, atomizes  10 hours back

            as anxiety inducing as these videos are, they're incredibly rich packets of useful information that everyone could use to live safer overall.

            • faith over fear
              faith over fear  13 hours back

              dammit now i want mcdonalds french fries

              • nattie cob
                nattie cob  18 hours back

                I Saw This On I Think r/madlad or r/cursedcomments.

                • Techn0 for life
                  Techn0 for life  22 hours back


                  • James Rocket
                    James Rocket  1 days back

                    I had a McDonald'd fries ad before watching this

                    • Megan Ruhnke
                      Megan Ruhnke  1 days back

                      A girl poured milk before the cereal, this is what happened to her reputation.

                      • lucky88shp
                        lucky88shp  1 days back

                        20 years later we will be seeing: "A population spent all their time on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter and other social media, this is what happened to humanity"

                        • Raven
                          Raven  1 days back

                          A Boy Smiled. This Is What Happend To His Brain.

                          TJ A Boy Presenting To The Emergary Room With Extreme Brain Damage

                          • hell bound
                            hell bound  1 days back

                            Wasn't Irish enough

                            • DapperRaccoon
                              DapperRaccoon  1 days back

                              He forgot the fish

                              • Arlene Callender
                                Arlene Callender  1 days back

                                HOW DO YOU KNOW SO MUCH??????????????????

                                • Andrea Moore
                                  Andrea Moore  2 days back

                                  DA should mean DUMB ASS because this dude was....im sorry, but what an idiot...

                                  • Kaitlyn Olson
                                    Kaitlyn Olson  2 days back

                                    This is why am so scared with my ARFID.

                                    • Gaming central G.C
                                      Gaming central G.C  2 days back

                                      A boy had watched memes for 15 minutes. This is what happened to his brain.

                                      • Nizamodean Bhatti
                                        Nizamodean Bhatti  2 days back

                                        I had a vitamin b12 deficiency. I realized something was wrong when I had trouble lifting my legs, it was like their were weights on my shoes. If I sat down it took me some time to get up because my legs tended to just not be able to hold up my upper body weight plus the weight I was feeling in my legs. Lolz 😂

                                        • michelle peach
                                          michelle peach  2 days back

                                          thumbnail: front facing mri scans are scary

                                          • Brendan Thompson
                                            Brendan Thompson  2 days back

                                            DUDE. Machina II at 2:19 ???????

                                            • Jason Yang
                                              Jason Yang  2 days back

                                              This is weird. They're obviously going to McDonald's or some other fast food place. But the kid never wanted a cheeseburger or chicken nuggets with his fries. Seems kinda far fetched. A normal parent would make him eat some protein.

                                              • Izzy Jaded
                                                Izzy Jaded  2 days back

                                                So... Eat a salad every 9 years.

                                                • Amber Katie
                                                  Amber Katie  2 days back

                                                  Roses are red
                                                  Elf on the shelf

                                                  Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself

                                                  • Tina Einstein
                                                    Tina Einstein  2 days back

                                                    Dumb Ass with potato vision.

                                                    • Burgerkjos TM
                                                      Burgerkjos TM  2 days back

                                                      Christ letting your child eat only French fries is natural selection at this point

                                                      • Harrison Bannerman
                                                        Harrison Bannerman  2 days back

                                                        The kid lied about his diet?

                                                        And that's why the doctors didn't believe it was nutrition?

                                                        • Wali Hamid
                                                          Wali Hamid  2 days back

                                                          This was his own fault.

                                                          • BinaryBible
                                                            BinaryBible  3 days back

                                                            I have a Feeding Disorder. It's like an eating disorder except instead of denying myself food to get skinny, I am literally *repulsed* by food and the thought of eating. I drink a lot of Ensure. I don't look malnourished because I'm overweight, but I am *severely lacking* in vital nutrients and supplements without the Ensure drinks. It's called ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) and yeah it's possible to have a disorder where you literally *loathe* the thing that you need in order to, you know, keep existing. Sometimes I just want a feeding tube. I feel bad for this kid because I can imagine myself in his shoes easily. Between actual dietary restrictions from gastric issues, and ARFID, I've been hospitalized multiple times.... all while at healthy weights or even overweight too. Because I still ate........ but I ate *junk* repetitively. I got calories, could gain fat, but that doesn't equal nutrition!

                                                            • C_2ln
                                                              C_2ln  3 days back

                                                              I saw basically the exact same vid from the infographics show, they litteraly copied you.

                                                              • Brian Rose
                                                                Brian Rose  3 days back

                                                                That is insane.

                                                                • trumpetperson11
                                                                  trumpetperson11  3 days back

                                                                  What kind of 14 year old has parents that let him eat only fries and bread? If I didn't finish everything I was given (including veggies and fruits) I would have gotten in trouble.

                                                                  • Crafter Blox
                                                                    Crafter Blox  3 days back

                                                                    Did this man really turns on Tuber simulator

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                                                                    • Ian Rey Tarded
                                                                      Ian Rey Tarded  3 days back

                                                                      *But W H Y ?*

                                                                      • North American YouTuber

                                                                        This channel is great. It's edutainment.

                                                                        • Keith Segovia
                                                                          Keith Segovia  3 days back

                                                                          Sounds like child abuse to me

                                                                          • Elma Poljaković
                                                                            Elma Poljaković  3 days back

                                                                            3:43 don't mind me

                                                                            • HRZ _Shadow
                                                                              HRZ _Shadow  3 days back

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                                                                              • Tan Evzzo
                                                                                Tan Evzzo  3 days back

                                                                                When he said thats legally blind 😂😂

                                                                                • Michael Shannon
                                                                                  Michael Shannon  3 days back

                                                                                  "To see an object 200 feet away, he would have to be 20 feet away to see it."

                                                                                  That didn't make any sense, but I think I get what you mean.

                                                                                  • akljucanin
                                                                                    akljucanin  3 days back

                                                                                    *looks at thumbnail*
                                                                                    the fries are a terrible thing to taste

                                                                                    • kiyokochanable
                                                                                      kiyokochanable  3 days back

                                                                                      .There's was that show of people who would eat only one thing.. it was funny.😂 And disturbing at the same time.

                                                                                      • Kylie Erickson
                                                                                        Kylie Erickson  4 days back

                                                                                        TUBER SIMULATOR!

                                                                                        • TheWolfie234
                                                                                          TheWolfie234  4 days back

                                                                                          Me: watches this video

                                                                                          Also me:searches foods rich in vitamin b12

                                                                                          • MrRedeyedJedi
                                                                                            MrRedeyedJedi  4 days back

                                                                                            Don't mind me, just another "pickle Rick" comment.

                                                                                            • Nathaniel Knudtson
                                                                                              Nathaniel Knudtson  4 days back

                                                                                              Random ass robot

                                                                                              • TheNoob337- TqmatoXD
                                                                                                TheNoob337- TqmatoXD  4 days back

                                                                                                a boy ate only captain crunch cereal for 432.75 days. This is what happened to his cerebral cortex