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20/09/2013 12:29 BST

Texas Man Suffers 'Auto-Brewery Syndrome', Makes Beer In His Belly (VIDEO)

It turns out you can brew beer in your own body. All you need is an incredibly rare yeast infection.

After a 61-year-old man recently stumbled into a Texas hospital complaining of dizziness, befuddled doctors performed a standard blood alcohol test and found that his levels had reached 0.37 percent – five time the legal driving limit in his resident Texas.

In case where the term "beer belly" became a little too literal, the man was diagnosed with an infection that mimics the signs of intoxication.

An overabundance of brewer's yeast in the man's gut triggered an infection more commonly known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or "auto-brewery syndrome", as reported in the International Journal of Clinical Medicine.