Auto-brewery syndrome is a rare condition that occurs when yeast in the gut produces excessive quantities of ethanol, which can cause symptoms similar to those of being drunk.
People who have auto-brewery syndrome register abnormally high blood alcohol levels, even if they consume no alcohol.
Although auto-brewery syndrome is a rare condition, a few reported cases have made news headlines.
-In 2015, the BBC published a story about a man who claimed to experience symptoms of drunkenness after eating carbohydrates. When he told his friends that he had not consumed alcohol, they assumed that he was lying.-
According to CNN, the judge dropped the DUI charges “after being presented with evidence the woman suffers from ‘auto-brewery syndrome.’”-